Interfaith Network on Mental Illness- INMI

INMI is an organization that explores and educates at the intersection of mental health issues and faith communities. More than 50% of those experiencing mental health difficulties first turn to their faith communities and faith leaders. This is a juncture to pay attention to and nurture. INMI regularly offers free conferences each year as a means to educate and offer resources. On May 12, 2015...
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Depression Recovery: Home as Good Kindergarten and Mr. Rogers

An article about depression that includes kindergarten and Mr Rogers! Really? Bear with me. Have you noticed how a strong image or metaphor can be a container for all sorts of thoughts and ideas? That is why I am using good kindergarten and Mr. Rogers. As we scurry around each day we can have a vague awareness of frustration and discontent but can feel that we have to keep moving and keep...
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Working with Depression: Finding the Yielding Point

Rob pulsates with overwhelm. He is having depression symptoms: sleep is skewed, low energy, negative thinking patterns. He mind is spinning as he flails to find a way to work with it all. “If I got back to the gym…but there’s no time…I keep getting further behind at work… it’s helpful when I eat more healthily but I haven’t been able to get myself to the grocery store.” And on...
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Depression and Winter Blues? 10 Tips for Coping

Depression and Winter Blues? 10 Tips for Coping The temperature drops for a day in September. Cool, gray, rainy. For some people, a visceral fear passes through their system. Especially people with mood disorders. The shorter days and increased darkness can be very difficult for those prone to depression. Oh no. Winter. Which may be followed by definitive statements like, “I hate winter.” “I am...
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A really good video about depression

    Hi Folks , Here is a link to a video of Sky Williams. Great descriptions of the experience of depression and heartwarming.  It’s a good one. In response to Robin Williams death Pass it on if you feel inspired to do so....
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Recovery Principle: 5 Steps towards taking REAL Brain Breaks

  Recovery principles: 5 steps towards taking REAL brain breaks Jerry shows up for our session a couple of minutes late. He appears flustered and digs through his backpack as he attempts to settle in. After a furtive glance at the screen, he sets his cell phone on the couch next to him like it is another guest in the room we simply cannot exclude. It takes Jerry the next ten minutes to land...
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