The Depressive Spectrum
- low mood
- low self-esteem
- fatigue, reduced energy
- disturbances of sleep (insomnia or hypersomnia)
- disturbances of appetite (anorexia or hyperphagia)
- agitation or retardation
- sense of worthlessness
- poor motivation
- poor concentration
- loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities
- low libido
- recurrent thoughts of death
Steve and Robyn Bloem conduct seminars throughout the United States and Canada. One of the most popular ones is Whispers in the Foyer, An Honest Look at the Christian and Mental Illness.
Whispers in the Foyer is a much needed fresh voice to a controversial dialogue.
Steve and Robyn Bloem have literally “written the book” on how to survive and thrive in the midst of the chaos of mental illness. Their honesty, candor, authenticity, and thoroughness of thought offer us a unique perspective at a critical time for the church in the U.S. Rather than hiding or running from their own struggles with Steve’s mental illness; they have faced them head on with incredible courage and a profound faith. Their book Broken Minds, Hope for Healing When You Feel Like You're Losing It and now this resulting workshop seem to flow from a deep resolve to help shift the old paradigms that so many of us in evangelical circles are still working from when it comes to the issue of mental illness.
An Honest Approach to Understanding Mental Illness
With rare candid honesty Steve and Robyn presented a detailed description of mental illness itself, a Biblical lens through which to engage it, and an inspirational story of struggle and triumph. Woven through Steve’s presentation on several types of mental illness and a solid Biblical discussion on its validity and implications, Robyn shared a story of intense struggle as they battled Steve’s depression early on in their marriage, the loss of their daughter and unborn grandchild to a tragic car accident, and ongoing journey as they continue to navigate the chaos and uncertainty defining mental illness.
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