Why are teens sadder, lonelier, and more depressed than ever before

Why are teens sadder, lonelier, and more depressed than ever before?

Originally published on Denison Forum Why are teens sadder, lonelier, and more depressed than ever before? Is this just an illusion of our sensitive…


Storms are inevitable

The storms are inevitable.  Everyone experiences times in their lives that are filled with anxious thoughts and difficult choices. And raising…


Five ways loneliness and isolation contribute to teen suicide and self-injury

Matthew and his parents entered my office and sat down on my couch.  Matthew folded his arms and stared out my window. His parents both took a deep…


Four practices that will help your pre-teen overcome anxiety

I don’t have to tell you that because of COVID-19, our world has changed dramatically.  Thanks to the vaccines, we’re beginning to get out into this…


Simone Biles sees God's hand in her successes and her disappointments

This important article was written by Dr. Jim Denison.  Dr. Denison is the founder of Denison Ministries, and writes the Denison Forum - Daily…


How to talk to your kids about depression and suicide: Three questions for parents to ask

A recent survey by Active Minds found that 80 percent of college students have experienced some negative impact to their mental health during the…


Parenting overwhelmed children: Using God’s story to help navigate big emotions

My daughter Sophia is a perfect firstborn. She is thoughtful, attempts to do the right thing, and keeps it "together" to the outside world.  People…


Three things your kids need today

I’ve been counseling children and families for 28 years. In the last decade, I’ve never seen anything soar like the rates of anxiety among kids. As…


5 warning signs your child or teen may be depressed and what to do about it

For nearly a year, the United States has been in the throes of a pandemic that has turned our lives upside down.  Masks. Zoom calls. Our hands rubbed…