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What is The Clinical Christian?

The place where the clinical world of mental health and Christianity converge. Melissa Richards, licensed mental health counselor and show host, introduces a range of fascinating guests who bring varied interactions and expertise within the world of mental health and the Christian faith. Guests include mental health providers, recipients, related professionals, clergy, and just plain smart people! No topic is off-limits!

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  • Big Little Things (Written by Molly Messer)

    Losing someone you love is hard. Maybe that’s not a profound statement but it is no less true. If you have not lived through the loss of a loved one, it’s difficult to wrap your mind around just how hard it can be.

    Over the past 5 years, I have experienced loss – a lot of it. It started with the death of my dog, Hattie, then my dog, Davis, and then my cat, Riah. Some may say, rightly so, that the death of a pet is different than the death of a person. Nevertheless, it is where my journey with grief began.

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  • Christianity and Depression: An Insider’s View (Written by Molly Messer)

    I thought I knew depression, because I had experienced it most of my life.  In retrospect, I can say that I had “head” knowledge but I did not truly understand what it meant to be in the grip of deep depression.

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  • Christianity and Mental Health: Truth and Transparency (Written by Molly Messer)

    It seems fitting to start this blog on the premise of honesty and transparency. Those things are, after all, what God desires from each of us. We often forget that even though God DESIRES these things from us, the reality is that He does not NEED them. He is the one that already knows us better than we know ourselves. He does not require honesty and transparency to help Him understand us, but He will do powerful things when they are at the forefront of our lives – every part.

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