Depression, like most mental illnesses, lies on a spectrum,” says Kirk Chung, M.D., medical director of Kettering Adventist HealthCare’s Behavioral Medicine Center in Dayton, Ohio. What are the symptoms of depression?
Marissa Leslie, M.D., medical director of Adventist HealthCare’s Behavioral Health division in Gaithersburg, Md., says depression should be viewed more like a very severe flu, a serious illness not dependent on faith.
Elliot Smith remembers his academy teacher pulling him aside after class one day. The teacher noticed he wasn’t enjoying singing anymore—something he loved doing since elementary school. The “darkness” continued until he realized it wasn’t something he could just “pray away.”
In December Dan Jackson, president of the North American Division (NAD), and Alex Bryant, NAD executive secretary, met with students from Oakwood University (Ala.) for “Is This Thing On?” a program where they answered questions from the audience and social media. Watch it here!
Every so often, I am asked to fill out one of those medical forms that requires an emergency contact. It always makes me pause and think about the people in my life. Who are my real friends? Who could I call in time of need?
At the end of last school year, Ohio Conference’s Northern Ohio Adventist Academy teachers Leona Bange and Jeanne Sinka were excited about the new school year. Suddenly Sinka ended up in the hospital with an unexpected diagnosis---stage four adrenal cancer.