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An interview with Rachael Newham – self-harm, mental health and theology

It was fantastic to interview author Rachael Newham after having the opportunity to read her new book 'Learning to Breathe'. You can read my review here. She has been through the darkness of depression and writes from her experience which I believe has the potential to bless a lot of people and give them hope.… Continue reading An interview with Rachael Newham – self-harm, mental health and theology

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Mad or God? by Pablo Martinez & Andrew Sims – BOOK REVIEW

If anyone claims that Jesus was mad or delusional or are looking to dismiss arguments that he was, they should read this book. Written by two psychiatrists who hold true to Jesus being both fully God and fully human at the same time, this is a thorough investigation into the life and claims of Jesus… Continue reading Mad or God? by Pablo Martinez & Andrew Sims – BOOK REVIEW

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Learning to Breathe by Rachael Newham – BOOK REVIEW

At a time when I have been going through my own struggles with mental health, Rachael Newham's 'Learning To Breathe: My Journey With Mental Illness' was a timely read. It is her story of battling depression and how she overcame it. Before reading this book, I had very little understanding of what it is like… Continue reading Learning to Breathe by Rachael Newham – BOOK REVIEW

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An interview with Jo Swinney – belonging, writing and mental health

  This week Jo Swinney joins me as we talk about her writing journey, explore the meaning of 'home' and what has helped her through times of depression. You can read my book review of 'Home: The Quest to Belong' here. Happy reading! Tell us a bit about you - your background, your journey to… Continue reading An interview with Jo Swinney – belonging, writing and mental health

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The Shadow

I'm going to try and keep this short. We're all busy people these days, aren't we? There's so much I could say, but right now, I just don't have the time or the right words to say. In a nutshell, I am experiencing my first recognisable battle in the mind. I say 'recognisable' because I… Continue reading The Shadow

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Slowing down, not keeping up

Many of you will not know this, but I have been struggling with persistent low moods, worry and anxiety for several months. I have found myself getting angry and irritable at some pretty silly things and have had several days where I have felt completely overwhelmed. This week, after much toing and froing, I paid… Continue reading Slowing down, not keeping up

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An interview with ‘Freed From Shame’ author Dawn Holmes

It was wonderful to speak to Dawn Holmes who wrote 'Freed From Shame', a book about addressing the stigma of mental illness in the church. I wrote a book review about her debut book here. She runs various talks and workshops with co-author Karen Todd. Did you always think you would write a book? I never… Continue reading An interview with ‘Freed From Shame’ author Dawn Holmes

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Freed From Shame by Dawn Holmes (with Karen Todd) – BOOK REVIEW

'Freed From Shame' is a book about addressing the stigma of mental illness in the church where one in every four people each year are affected. Written with compassion and understanding, it shows practical ways forward for coming alongside those who are struggling. The book is divided into three parts: 'Understanding mental health' which gives… Continue reading Freed From Shame by Dawn Holmes (with Karen Todd) – BOOK REVIEW