Life Is Worth Living

When A Loved One Commits Suicide

When Ganel-Lyn learned about her sister’s suicide, she said it felt “like a bowling ball smashed into my heart, then fell with a thud to my stomach.” She says that the grief caused by suicide is “a different kind of grief,” one that lingers, tears at the heart, and creates questions that lead to a very dark place.

Faith and Religion, Featured, Life Is Worth Living

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is a beautiful painting created by the artist Greg Olsen. You’ve likely seen it before. But do you know the story behind the painting? The painting shows a young man in dark clothing sitting on a bench in a park. Sitting next to the young man, with a warm and gentle smile, is the Savior Jesus Christ. The Story Behind Lost…

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Life Is Worth Living

Did J.K. Rowling Just Prevent a Suicide?

J.K. Rowling, author of the phenomenal Harry Potter series, may have just prevented a suicide. Remarkably, she didn’t do it through the use of magic, but through the use of words. This shouldn’t surprise us because words are, as Dumbledore stated, “our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” In May of 2015, a fan…

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Inspirational, Life Is Worth Living, Revise

30 Songs That Help Fight My Depression

In my struggles with chronic depression, inspirational and uplifting music has been one of the keys to good health—and for good reason. A group of researchers at McGill University found that “Music boosts the body’s immune system and is more effective than prescription drugs in reducing anxiety.” With that in mind, here are thirty songs (and/or albums) that have helped me fight my…

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