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May 2014: Mental Health and Wellness

Leadings and Anxiety
  Joanna Hoyt
Suicide and the Things We Carry
  C. Wess Daniels
Chronic Relativity
  Evan Welkin
Friends and Family of Those with Mental Health Concerns
  Alice Carlton

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Among Friends May 2014

Between Mind, Brain, and Spirit 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going […]

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.


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Viewpoint: Facing ourselves, embracing the planet

Viewpoint: On Memorial Day

Peg Morton lives in Eugene, Ore.


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Forum May 2014

Letters from readers. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going back to […]


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hoyt

Leadings and Anxiety

How can we distinguish depression from the dark night of the soul?

Joanna Hoyt worships (after the manner of Friends), lives, and works at St. Francis Farm, a community in upstate New York that practices an alternative to the consumer culture. She blogs about faith, justice, community building, mental health, and other issues at Livingasifthetruthwastrue.blogspot.com.


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daniels

Suicide and the Things We Carry

Learning to work around our ghosts.

Besides being a son, C. Wess Daniels is a father of three. He is a convergent Friend, a released Quaker minister, and an adjunct professor at George Fox Evangelical Seminary and Earlham School of Religion. In his spare time, he enjoys roasting coffee, a good remix, liberation theology, bourbon, and wearing vests.


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reidy

A Rad Mad Approach to Justice

A Friend finds a radical mental health community. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal […]

Kitt Eileen Reidy is an attender at Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. She is writing a novel about a biblical figure who is an outcast because of a socially constructed condition. She is a founding member of the Philadelphia Radical Mental Health Collective, a student at the Alternative Seminary, and active in the Germantown Artist Roundtable.


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welkin

Chronic Relativity

The Friend sitting next to us may be looking at us to find wholeness.

Evan Welkin is a member of Olympia (Wash.) Meeting. He and his wife, Federica, are re-envisioning her family’s agriturismo in Italy; follow their journey at agriculturaprofetica.wordpress.com.


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melick

More than a Diagnosis

Reaching beyond preconceived notions to see the good in everyone. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: […]

Pam Melick came to Quakerism in 2000 and is a long-time attender. She currently attends both Detroit and Birmingham Meetings in Michigan.


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Memorial Day

Poetry

Janeal Turnbull Ravndal lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio


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gilpin

Religious Wounding: What Can Our Meetings’ Elders Do?

How can we find ways to prevent wounded Friends from wounding other Friends?

Mariellen Gilpin is coordinating editor of What Canst Thou Say?, a publication for Quakers and others who have mystical experiences, and a member of Urbana-Champaign (Ill.) Meeting. She wrote the Pendle Hill pamphlet God’s Healing Grace: Reflections on a Journey with Mental and Spiritual Illness.


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