We come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is that we've seen depression up close. We've watched it weigh down our friends, our clients, our loved ones, and sometimes, even us.
Mental Health Articles
Hi! We're Jon, Rachel, and Gary – the psychiatrist, writer, and pastor who worked together to bring you the articles in the NAD Mental Health Series. We're so glad you're taking the time to read this note, and we want to do everything we can to help you feel better.
Later on, we'll take turns writing these notes, and you'll get to hear some of our stories.
Our mental health articles are available completely free of charge. You can download the booklet pdfs to read at home or print online, browse the individual articles from each topic, or even download PDFs with printer marks for sending to a professional printing company. You can also order printed booklets from AdventSource (coming soon), and pay only for the printing and shipping costs.
Click on a topic below to read individual articles, order printed booklets from AdventSource, or download PDF files.
Anxiety hit me as a teenager. I worried about grades, relationships, and a million things. But most of all, I was terrified that I wasn’t good enough for God.
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My favorite moments as a psychiatrist happen when someone I’ve just met trusts me enough to invite me alongside them. We walk through the most human parts of their lives—the gritty, messy, vulnerable, raw, triumphant, and terrifying chapters that no one else gets to read.
When I was a young pastor, my boss, Gary Rust, asked me to go jogging with him. Well, I was 15 years younger than he was, and in good shape, so I figured I’d be setting the pace. I showed up at the jogging track in sweats and tennis shoes, ready for a casual jog. Then Gary arrived, dressed like the serious runner he was.
When you hear a siren, what’s your first thought? Maybe an ambulance just wove around you on its way to the scene of an accident. Maybe a firetruck raced past on the highway below your apartment window. Whatever the source of the siren, your first thought was most likely something like “Oh no!!!” But...why is that our first thought?