What Is a Psychologist?

Russell Hall, a member of the Soul Care Collective Steering Committee, shares some information about what a psychologist is and how they are trained.


Beyond the Deception of Depression

Today’s post features Martha O’Reilly, author of Beyond the Deception of Depression. Here, she talks about the inspiration for her book and her hopes for those who will read it.


On Suicide: The Power of Having a Marathon Partner

In the marathon of life, we’re all running the “first one,” and it is filled with countless challenges, unknowns, and “walls” that seem insurmountable. Each of us desperately needs a community that will surround us, love us, encourage us, and remind us that we can do it, to just keep putting one foot in front of the other.


Boundaries Series Part 1: Caregiving vs. Caretaking

It all was so seductive. Wasn’t I loving others by helping them? Didn’t they really need my help? Isn’t it selfish to put my eyes on life? Satan knew just how to trap me in this game. Kathy Milans shares her journey toward healthy boundaries.


Anxious for Nothing, Part II: Anxiety and New Victory

I needed the one thing I did not have: space to respond to anxiety. Space to make order of the chaos. Space to rest in the midst of panic and fear. Space to see and hear what was pure and true about my life, about me. Space to know that the ground Jesus and I had walked once before was not lost. I was not anxious Ellen exposed for her true self. I was Ellen in a state of anxiety. My old victories were not undone. A new victory was mine just ahead.


Anxious for Nothing: My Journey through Anxiety

Today’s Soul Care post is a grace-filled story of hope from Ellen Martin. Read as she shares her struggle with anxiety and the triumphant victory of Christ over a longing, trembling heart.


Sensory Rooms vs. Restraint for Mental Health Patients

Many of us in helping ministries have escorted a client or parishioner to a psychiatric hospital for an evaluation or possible admittance. My experience has included several times where I witnessed children and adults being physically restrained by staff. Restraint might not be the first line of intervention in many psychiatric facilities in the future. […]


Mental Illness and Families of Faith: How Congregations Can Respond

Based on the findings of the Surgeon General’s report on the magnitude of mental illness in this country, we know that one in four families sitting in the pews have a member dealing with mental illness.  Yet our religious communities are often silent when it comes to understanding mental disorders as treatable illnesses. And many […]