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Join this free 7-day Mental Health Mindset Challenge!

A few weeks ago, I asked you to share what you’re struggling with. I thought I might hear from a handful of people, but I was floored by the response. It’s taken me over two weeks to go through them.

You flooded my inbox with your heartaches and challenges, prayer requests and questions. So many of you are hurting right now.

Overwhelmingly, you told me your greatest struggle is your mental health.

For some, it’s anxiety. The fears and uncertainty seem to whirl around as you face difficult decisions and transitions you didn’t ask for. Panic attacks grip and shake you, leaving you wondering which way is up.

For others, it’s the depression that haunts you and makes you want to dive deep into a hole and hide. But the aching loneliness only intensifies the dark. You just want the pain to stop.

Maybe you’ve been through depressive episodes and tough times before, but have never been stuck in the pit this long. You’re wondering if you’ll ever make it out.

There’s grief and loss, guilt and shame, the dark thoughts of suicide and the struggle to see any value when you look in the mirror. Over and over, you told me you feel overwhelmed, like you’re barely keeping your head above water or you’re going under and nobody notices you’re drowning.

I get it. I’ve been there plenty of times.

And it’s extra hard and confusing as a Christian because God is supposed to be able to heal everything, right? But you’ve prayed and read the Bible and you’re still struggling. Maybe you’ve also been to a therapist and taken medication, but somehow the pieces aren’t quite fitting together.

For many years, that’s where I lived.

I read Scripture and prayed. I showed up at church and served faithfully every time the doors were open. I went to pastors and Christian counselors for help. I was a small group leader, on the worship team, a youth pastor, and co-director of a non-profit.

But I was still stuck.

Until I learned a few things that let me take control of my mental health.

I recently shared that I had been going through a tough time as well. I’m doing quite a bit better now, but I’m still using the same tactics almost every day to take care of myself mental health.

There are lots of mental health challenges out there, but most of them focus on self-care in the form of long walks and bubble baths. Both of those things are awesome and are definitely in my self-care arsenal.

But, while self-care activities help me get through my bad days, they aren’t what make the biggest difference in my mental health. The things that make the biggest difference for me are actually super simple things I learned through therapy, tons of research, and trial-and-error.

That’s why I’m creating this free, 7-day mental health mindset challenge.

Here’s how it works

Sign up below to get the free challenge delivered to your inbox. Then comment on this post and let me know you’re in.

Each day, you’ll get an email that includes:

  • Honest, in-the-trenches encouragement and hope for wholeness
  • Guilt-free Biblical truth to refresh your tired heart
  • A key principle or habit to help take control of your mental health
  • Easy strategies to practice in your real, messy, everyday life

All you have to do is take a few minutes each day to read the email and practice the strategy.

If you miss a day, that’s okay. You can just pick up where you left off. Don’t try to cram two sessions into one day unless you have a lot of time and mental space to do it. It’s more important to take your time, let the information sink in, and let God help you heal, than it is to try and get through this in 7 days.

That’s it!

I’m so excited to share this with you.

51 Replies

      1. Sarah

        Is there a way to do the challenge without having to share on FB? I tried to open the first email and clicked the “no thank” option instead of the “share on FB”
        Option but then it just took me back to this blog.? Thanks so much

      2. Anonymous

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  1. Leah Weybright

    I wrote a silly comment about formally accepting, but then I was afraid your readers may misidentify your ridiculous sister as a troll. That would be unfortunate. Just send me the stuff.

  2. Elizabeth Anne

    I’m in! Thanks for doing this – looking forward to it!

  3. Amelia Hunter

    I’m in! Sounds like something I have needed for a while!

  4. Kay Long

    You are so refreshing, Sarah. Thanks for offering this and being YOU

    1. That’s so kind, Kay! You are so very welcome ❤️

  5. Sarah

    I’m in. A bit hesitatingly

    1. That’s totally okay, Sarah ❤️ I love your honesty

  6. Naomi

    I just signed up!

  7. Jeremy

    I’ve just signed in. Thanks for this opportunity.

  8. Candie Stiles

    I am definitely in on this. Thank you.

    1. So excited to have you join us!

  9. Jason Jacklich

    I am in.

  10. Summer

    If it’s not too late & you’re still sending this out, I’m in 🙂

  11. Amy L Faughn

    Iam so blessed by this ministry of yours.So excited for your new book opportunity.Thanks again for your honesty,it encourages me to be vulnerable also and to try and own mt story.

  12. Kathy Bell

    Thank you so much Sarah. So glad I searched for where is God when I’m suffering depression.

  13. Anaïs Drotschie

    I’m in!

  14. Maybe we could relate somehow

  15. Dawn

    This last year has been the hardest for me to stay out of dark holes and to hold hope. I’m excited to see what the 7 day challenge brings. ♥️

  16. JT

    Let’s just say, “I’m in” on hoping I’ll still want to be “in” tomorrow.
    I gather, by what I’ve already read here, three will be no need to elaborate?
    I don’t know if I want to give pity or anger to those who set for me the lonely stage, (“so è, upon which I had to turn to google for an answer about “why God has not allowed me to overcome being riddled with fear and anxiety?”

  17. Jill

    I would like to participate as it may actually help me

  18. Anonymous

    I’m in! Thank you for this ?

  19. Tamra Rene

    I’m in.

  20. Bernadette Rainear

    Going to give it a try.

  21. Alexandra

    I’m going to try it. I signed up. What’s the best that could happen?

  22. Marlene

    I’m in!! Reading your book and can’t put it down. Thank you!!!

  23. Donna Carman

    Yes, I am in!
    Your book helped to save my life!
    Thank you so much!

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