Mental health | City Bible Forum

Jesus said that each day has enough trouble of its own, but what does the bible say about mental health issues? What does God say to us when we are struggling and what can we say to those we care for?

Subtitle: What comfort can we gain from the Bible on issues of depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns?

Anxiety’s Antidote

It has been said that the best friend is the one who knows the worst about you but loves you just the same. There’s no doubt that being both known and loved is wonderful. In the ancient wisdom that David Robertson reflects at City Legal the writer pleads with God: ‘Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts’ (Psalm 139:23). Is there an antidote to the anxiety we all feel?

Grief, lethargy and mini-meltdowns...

Mental health

welcome to the world of coronavirus culture shock

To be honest I thought I would be fine with all the coronavirus social distancing. My least favourite love languages are touch and quality time. My dad has always been big on hugging: there is a compulsory bear hug whenever we see each other. But my dad is high risk with the virus, so we haven’t hugged for over a month now. When I think of those hugs, I find myself experiencing an emotion that I can’t quite put my finger on. Is it – grief??

Why am I depressed?

How does the Bible help us as we think about depression?

As a society we struggle with depression, even though we are we are increasingly aware of factors that contribute to depression.

The Professor and the Madman

Mental health

Why is there such a stigma with mental health?

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Ministry Centre: Sydney

What’s the point when I have anxiety about everything I can’t control?

An Anxious Future?

A person once said that ‘It is a sign of intellectual maturity to always crawl to conclusions’. But what if the conclusion we eventually come to is bleak? What then? And isn’t it anxiety-producing if the same destiny overtakes all, and I can’t control it? At City Legal, Al Stewart sheds some light on the wise one who once said: ‘even the very hairs of your head are all numbered’.

Ep 118: Can you have a merry Christmas with depression?

How can you be joyful and happy at Christmas when you're depressed?

Peter Adam has been a long term sufferer of depression. How does he think about Christmas - traditionally a season of joy and happiness?

Our guest: Rev. Dr. Peter Adam OAM is Vicar Emeritus of St Jude’s Anglican Church in Carlton where he was vicar for 20 years. He was also principal of Ridley College in Melbourne for 10 years. He is the author or many books and regularly speaks around the world.

Depression - its causes and cures

What can Elijah teach us about depression?

What can an ancient Jew tell us about life in the 21st century?

Elijah probably had no direct experience of our modern existential angst, of the clinical causes of depression, or of the modern state in all its complexity.

But Ian Powell's thesis is that the life of Elijah speaks to each of these concerns. Ian spoke over 3 weeks in June 2015 at the Legal Forum.


Can faith help in our demanding workplaces?

We work in demanding workplaces. How can we meet the relationship challenges we face with clarity, conviction and courage? And how can faith enhance resilience?