May is mental health awareness month, and more families than ever are facing challenges in this area of health. I battled clinical depression for 17 years, and I have children who struggle with mental health as well, so it is time to tackle this tough topic on CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD.
My special guest in this episode is Peyton Garland, an exquisite writer, editor, and mental health advocate. Together we dive deep into the topics of OCD, anxiety, and depression offering unique insights, education, and encouragement to weary parents. Peyton has a POWERFUL testimony of how God is using a mental health disorder in her life for her good and for His glory.
Check out this incredible clip of how God is using intrusive thoughts to refine Peyton:
Having dealt with obsessive compulsive thoughts since early childhood, Peyton breaks down the four primary types of “sticky thoughts” that people who battle OCD contend with, expertly navigating the detours and dead ends associated with these compulsive speculations. And I share the most dangerous prayer that you can pray when you are seeking healing!
Along the way, Peyton and I offer insight, encouragement, and hope while pointing families that deal with mental health disorders towards healing.
To listen to Episode 61, “Hope for Families That Battle Mental Health Disorders?“, on Life Audio, click on the image below:
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And be sure to check out these other resources for parents and children dealing with a mental health disorder!
Peyton’s blog: Uncured & Okay
Tired, Hungry, and Kinda Faithful: Where Exhaustion and Exile Meet God by Peyton Garland
The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn (day 191)
“To the Mama with a Mental Health Disorder” by Peyton Garland
“A Few Not So Stereotypical Thoughts on OCD” by Peyton Garland
“What I Wish People Knew about Mental Illness” by Catherine Segars
“What I Wish People with Mental Illness Knew” by Catherine Segars
2 Corinthians 10:5
1 Timothy 2:7
Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright — turned stay-at-home-mother—turned author, podcaster, speaker and blogger. She is dedicated to helping parents be a godly example for their kids in an ungodly world.
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