Unlocked Archives: mental health

  • December 27, 2021

    Dull gray eyes stared back at me in the mirror. Unimpressive, unimportant, unseen. That's how I felt—invisible. Would anyone notice if I were gone? Would anyone really care? Contemplating my apparent superhero power of invisibility really lifted my spirits. Sighing deep, I tried to stop the tears from leaking from my eyes. As I turned [...]

  • December 9, 2021

    When I was about twelve years old, I started struggling with germaphobia. For as long as I can remember, I've been a major perfectionist, and I stressed and worried about a lot of unnecessary things. Then I began to wash my hands so much that they were constantly cracked and bleeding. I worried about getting [...]

  • November 1, 2021

    **Editor's note: Today's reading discusses suicide*** If you ever want to see God's power and glory right by His compassion and gentleness, read 1 Kings 17-19. Elijah experienced the full gamut of God's character in these chapters. Elijah was a prophet (someone who spoke to God's people on His behalf) in Israel at a time [...]