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FIRST-PERSON: Engaging the next generation on mental health

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – According to a recent Barna study, half of 18-year-olds in the U.S. report anxiety and fear of failure, and about 40 percent say they often feel sad or depressed. Thirty-four percent of young people say they feel lonely and isolated from others.

Four overdose deaths, dozen-plus relapses at Celebrate Recovery site during COVID-19

ARABI, La. (BP) – Donnie Broussard had been sober more than four years from heroin and crack cocaine when the COVID-19 pandemic shot his daily routine. He didn't feel worthy to continue as Celebrate Recovery leader at the Arabi campus of Celebration Church in greater New Orleans.

FIRST-PERSON: How much more can you stand?

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) – One of the greatest and constant needs of the church since its birth at Pentecost is God-called, Spirit-filled, well-equipped leaders. Are you like me, some days just wondering: How much more can we stand?

As suicides rise, Army brass reassessing outreach

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) – If there were any signs that Staff Sgt. Jason Lowe was struggling, the soldiers he served alongside didn't see them.

New Christian music speaks to rising mental health struggles

NASHVILLE (BP) – The isolation, stress and dramatic change in the pace of life brought about by the COVID-19 global pandemic has taken a toll on mental health. Anxiety, depression and drug use are on the rise.

Chaplain walks through mental health hardships with first responders

STAMFORD, Conn. (BP) – Chaplain John Revell says first responders and police have "a front row seat to depravity."

SBC DIGEST: Florence Littauer dies at 92; Bob Fu joins Family Research Council

Florence Littauer remembered for ministry of encouragement and hope; Family Research Council welcomes Bob Fu as senior fellow for international religious freedom.

Trauma-healing ministry reaches refugees in Uganda

ARUA DISTRICT, Uganda (BP) -- The South Sudanese people who live in the Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement in Uganda know Deborah* is an outsider. They can see it on her skin. She's Liberian, with lighter skin than theirs -- a fact that wasn't erased by the years she lived in South Sudan married to a South Sudanese man. But the scars on her heart are the same as theirs -- they can see that too.

IMB missionaries use trauma care resources to help refugees, start churches

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (BP) -- It's tough to overstate the trauma the Venezuelan people have experienced over the last decade. The price of oil, the country's chief export, cratered. Hyperinflation at one point hit 10 million percent. The country's power grid failed, leading to massive power shortages. An unpopular dictator defied an election. More than 4.6 million people fled the country from 2016 to 2019.

SBC DIGEST: Ashford resigns as SEBTS provost; Patrick’s death ruled suicide

Bruce Ashford resigns as SEBTS provost, returns to teaching; Darrin Patrick's death officially ruled suicide.