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Written By Seth Perry

Written By Seth Perry

(he/him/his)
Pastor-Mental Health Recovery Educator-Blogger

Article

Sobriety is not Superiority

I selfishly held onto the belief that sobriety was not only my path but the best and only path. However, this perception of superiority ended up causing me significant harm in the long run. I urge you to explore this article, as it delves into alternative perspectives and ways of thinking.

Article

Is your family dysfunctional or are they wounded?

I’ve long labeled my family as dysfunctional, yet recently I’ve started to ponder the validity of that perception. Through this article, I delve into the possibility that what I’ve perceived as dysfunction might actually stem from unhealed wounds within my family.

Devotion

Placing High Demands on Yourself

A devotion.

Active addiction hindered my personal growth. In early recovery, I believed I had to catch up with the world. Shouldering the burden of my past was a heavy weight to carry. I needed help with my self-imposed burden of high standards.

Devotion

Tormented by Waking Nightmares

A devotion.

Have you ever wondered how psychosis feels? In this devotion I try my best without stirring up too much trauma.

Article

Grief: The Great Amplifier

An article.

In the shadow of a traumatic event at work in 2015, I learned about anger and grief.

Devotion

Seeking What I Cannot See

A devotion.

Sometimes it is hard to sense the presence of God. In this devotion I go back to my childhood. As a toddler I simply couldn’t perceive the world in the same way my older brothers could. Now, as an adult I sometimes struggle to recognize the presence of the Divine.

Devotion

Going up that Hill

A devotion.

Sometimes you aren’t ready to understand a lesson. In group therapy I heard the same thing over and over again. It took me 13 years to fully grasp the lesson that a counselor had imparted.

Devotion

“I’m not doing well.” is different from being “unwell.”

A devotion.

In my journey to manage my mental health and explore spirituality, I encountered moments of intense emotion. Early recovery was difficult because I couldn’t distinguish emotion and spirituality from the symptoms of my mental health condition. My psychiatrist advised against pathologizing spiritual experiences. We will do this while reflecting on the scene at Lazarus’ crypt.

Devotion

Asking for Help

A devotion.

I never wanted help until I decided I needed it. The following describes my life prior to recovery, how dire things were and for how long, yet I didn’t seek assistance. My apartment was condemnable numerous times in my life due to my mental health condition, but I had no desire to ask for help. I was on the brink of physical and mental collapse constantly. I avoided reaching out. Why?

Read on to discover the journey of faith and seeking assistance in the midst of a mental health crisis.

Devotion

When Too Much Help is Detrimental

A devotion.

This week I openly share my experiences with multiple mental health crises, shedding light on the overwhelming offers of help and unsolicited advice I encountered. Drawing parallels to Peter’s spiritual conversion of 3000 people in Acts, I explore the misconception that church communities can provide instant solutions to mental wellness. Join me in discovering the importance of grace and a gradual healing process in effective mental health outreach.

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