This month we want to delve deeper into mental health issues and look at specific problems. Our primary source of inspiration will be the Book of Psalms. Specifically, we want to investigate and address the most common types of mental health issues that people face today. To start off this series, let us focus on depression – one of the most widespread yet misunderstood mental health challenges.
"Help me, I'm depressed!"
July 2, 2023 • Bong Baylon
"Help me, I'm addicted!"
July 30, 2023 • Bong Baylon
Addiction is a mental health problem because it involves changes in brain function and behavior, leading to loss of control, cravings, and negative consequences. It affects the brain’s reward system and often co-occurs with other mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, or trauma-related conditions.
"Help me, I'm demotivated!"
July 23, 2023 • Bong Baylon
Demotivation can be a symptom of various mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, or burnout. It can negatively impact a person’s overall well-being and functioning. Demotivation can lead to a lack of interest, energy, and motivation to engage in activities, including those that are essential for daily life. It can also affect productivity, relationships, and the overall quality of life. When we’re not motivated or concentrated, everything seems to be two or even three times harder. We need to understand demotivation and how to overcome it. There are three main causes of demotivation, and we can find in the Book of Psalms at least three passages that can help us overcome each of them.
"Help me, I'm always angry!"
July 16, 2023 • Bong Baylon
Anger, when chronic, can be a mental health issue that impairs emotional well-being. It can lead to feelings of bitterness, irritability, and hostility and even contribute to conditions like depression and anxiety. In today’s sermon, we will explore the topic of anger using Psalm 37:1–9 as a guide.