Category Archives: Depression

On Growth and Grief

My “One Word” theme for 2016 is “Grow.” I picked that word while stifling a smile; I had hoped to literally grow a new baby and therefore literally grow in size this year. I thought I was so clever. But … Continue reading

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Depression is My Superpower

When Frozen first came out, “Let It Go” became a rallying crying for a lot of the moms I know that struggle with perinatal mood disorders. I think the reason this movie did so well is because no matter who … Continue reading

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On Christian Maturity & Immaturity

I started a fun little exercise recently—well, fun for nerds like me, anyhow. I want to learn more about what distinguishes a mature Christian from an immature Christian, so as I read my daily devotions I have been writing down … Continue reading

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On Suicidal Ideation and Psychosis

***TRIGGER WARNING*** Psychosis, Suicide, and Infanticide mentioned.   I’ve gotten some push-back on my post that discusses whether Sasha Hettich was suffering from psychosis when she completed suicide on Christmas Day, 2015. We discussed this idea briefly together as a … Continue reading

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On Suicide and Who You Are

*** TRIGGER WARNING*** Please forgive me in advance for my bluntness. I am too raw to tread lightly around other people’s feelings today. Suicide does not just happen. Okay? It is not something that suddenly pops into your head and—BAM—you … Continue reading

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On the Selfishness of Suicide

***TRIGGER WARNING*** I wrote this post on September 8-10, 2012. Please note, I have expanded some of my thoughts and corrected my own misperceptions here after Sasha Hettich committed suicide in 2015. Do not read this post individually. (Link also … Continue reading

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Before Sasha’s Suicide

***TRIGGER WARNING*** On Christmas Day in 2015, my friend Sasha Hettich committed suicide. I admittedly did not know her well. We met in a bible study at Cornerstone University, and I connected with her again when her daughter Ember was … Continue reading

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