Mental Health

The Empirical Case against “Conversion-Therapy” Bans

"Currently a bill to ban 'conversion therapy' is being considered in the Canadian Senate (Bill C-8), as well as in multiple states in the US. Unfortunately, in most cases there is tremendous ambiguity about which practices and services are being prohibited....Sadly, few politicians have read the primary research, and the prevailing narrative in the mass media is that it is social “justice” to ban conversion therapy." - The Public Discourse

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“Anxiety has physical, mental, and spiritual components”

"Anxiety disorders have real physical symptoms (rapid heart rate, tensed muscles, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, etc.) brought on by identifiable physical things like the hormone epinephrine. However, anxiety also reveals the intimate connection between the mind and body." - Ref21

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Wheaton's GC2: Facing Hard Truths and Challenges of Pastoral Ministry, “focused on the topics of leadership, burnout and mental health.”

"Wheaton College President Philip Ryken told ministry leaders that issues of mental health and depression aren't new to spiritual leaders and can be found in the Bible. He paraphrased the words of the prophet Elijah in 1 Kings 19: 'I've had enough. In fact, I really just want to die.'" - RNS

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“Suicide may be the tenth leading cause of death for Americans, but it is the second leading cause of death for teenagers.”

"That is why I want to invite pastors and counselors to attend this year’s Association of Certified Biblical Counselors Conference. This conference will be devoted to assisting the church of Jesus Christ in its ministry to those dealing with suicide." - Cripplegate

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Meet the Bold Sexologist Questioning Transgender Orthodoxy

“On May 11, after he posted a clinically informed opinion on transgenderism in response to a direct question, [Ray] Blanchard’s Twitter account was suspended for violating its ‘Hateful Conduct’ policy. His account was later reinstated, and Twitter apologized for this ’error.’ (Others have been less lucky.) Here, Blanchard expands on the content of his offending Twitter thread and discusses transgenderism with National Review’s Madeleine Kearns.”

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Study: Number of Kids Visiting ER with Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts Has Doubled

"The study, made up of data compiled by the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey... was published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics. Emergency room medical personnel in 2007 received 580,000 suicidal cases. By 2015, that number escalated to 1.12 million." - Faithwire

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