"Striving for total wellbeing, i.e. physical, mental, spiritual, and social, for all people, through spiritual insight"
Give God a Go
(When all else fails, go to God, because He has said: "I will never leave you nor forsake you." HEBREWS 13:5)
"God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." - 2 TIMOTHY 1:7
"There is a physical body, and there is a spiritual body." - 1 CORINTHIANS 15:44
“....hope we have as an anchor of the soul.” - HEBREWS 6:19
"Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength" - NEHEMIAH 8:10
"He who knows love knows God, for God is love." - 1 JOHN 4:8
Blitztheblues was launched on 10th October, 2010, in an endeavour to generate broader community discussion and lateral thinking in respect to the spiritual and religious aspects of the total mental health equation.
A 21st century approach to mental health and general wellbeing needs to be embraced, thereby exploring the interconnecting links between the physical, the mental, the emotional, the sexual, the spiritual, the religious and the environmental aspects of life and the solutions which are available to mankind when addressing certain mental and physical issues from this holistic approach.
Relationship issues are often at the centre of certain mental and physical illnesses, and it is for this reason an understanding of relationships, religion and reconciliation (3Rs) is also promoted through Blitztheblues. An understanding of the three Rs reveals the vital links between God, self and others and paves the way for early intervention and a more inclusive and holistic approach to dealing with growing mental health issues and their subsequent impact on relationships, physical health, productivity and life as a whole.
Depression is a mood disturbance characterized by feelings of sadness, discouragement and, at its worst, even despair, resulting from and proportionate to personal loss, tragedy, stress, or negative changes in circumstances. (Unresolved despair may lead to suicide if urgent help is not immediately sought. Help is available for everyone. Seek it, and it will be found.).
Depression may be the consequence of physical, sexual, emotional, and/or spiritual abuse or deprivation, ill health, chronic pain, drug, alcohol or other substance abuse, loneliness, hormone imbalance, diet deficiency, fear of death or other fear related issues, or it may be a response to environmental or climatic conditions, or the suffering and negativity in life. Depression may also be caused by a chemical imbalance of unknown origin, within the brain, or it may be that the depression triggers the chemical imbalance. Depression may also be the consequence of prolonged emotional and psychological suffering (spiritual distress), caused by any number of situations or events. Most individuals experience depression to some degree, at some stage in their life. However, not everyone requires medical intervention. Often sharing the burden may be sufficient to lift the depression. "A problem shared is a problem halved"
Communicating with God or other spirits can improve both your mental and physical health, Australian researchers suggest.