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Mental health
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The Christian Science Journal

Freed from anxiety and suicidal depression

For many years I struggled with suicidal depression, intense anxiety, and low self-esteem. I ached to understand who I was. I grew up attending Christian Science Sunday School, but I wrestled with...

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Christian Science Sentinel

When I felt depressed during lockdown

Cut off from friends and family during the pandemic, this teen found herself slipping into constant unhappiness with no clear way out. But was her happiness really at the mercy of her circumstances...

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Christian Science Sentinel

When you’re at your breaking point

It’s an all-too-familiar feeling for many teenagers right now—the darkness of burnout, anxiety, hopelessness. But there is help. This author shares specifics about the prayer that lifted her, and c...

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Christian Science Sentinel

A permanent healing of panic attacks

Someone asked me if Christian Science can help with mental health issues. I was able to answer from my own experience that it can.

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Christian Science Sentinel

What can I do when everything’s falling apart?

These difficult experiences taught me to trust God’s constant help at every moment and to acknowledge each evidence of it. 

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Christian Science Sentinel

Chronic depression healed

Have you ever wondered why you exist, whether you have a purpose, or if you’re just an accident of biology, carried along on the winds of chance? I have. One summer day when I was about seven years...

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Christian Science Sentinel

Feeling embattled? Time for a higher view.

The day is just getting started, and already we feel as if we’re doing battle. On one side, there’s the normal, calm life we all want to live, and on the other the disturbance and negative sense of...

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Christian Science Sentinel

The oneness of Mind and our mental health

There is just one Mind, and that Mind is God. This was an arresting idea I learned early in my study of Christian Science. One divine and eternal Mind. One source of intelligence that is reliable,...

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Christian Science Sentinel

Overcoming suicidal thoughts

I’ve felt drawn to suicide more than once in my life, but I didn’t really rebel against it until just over three years ago, when the intensity of the pull felt overwhelming. According to a website,...

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Christian Science Sentinel

Overcoming suicidal thinking

On today’s edition of Sentinel Watch, we hear from a woman who faced many problems. Life was so hard that she wanted to escape from it all—she wanted to take her life. It was at this point tha...