‘She Loved Life’: A Father & Deacon on His Daughter’s Mental Illness & Suicide

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“Katie was not bipolar — she had an illness called bipolar disorder — Katie herself was a beautiful child of God.” A grieving father’s writes honestly about suicideA Father & Deacon on His Daughter’s Mental Illness & Suicide

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TCC Films: The Dark Horse

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the dark horse

The Dark Horse (2014) tells the true story of Genesis (Gen) Potini, a New Zealand chess master with bipolar disorder. After being released from a mental hospital, Gen seeks to do something positive and helps lead a crew of indigenous street kids to the national chess tournament. More from Anna Keating after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross by Sufjan Stevens

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Sufjan Stevens

On his record, Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens, responds to the death of his mother in 2012. Stevens never knew his mother, she suffered from depression, schizophrenia and alcoholism, and left when he was a child. Still, he fell apart after her death. Read his interview about the album, and his Christian faith in PitchforkTrue Myth. Listen to “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross” after the jump. There is one expletive.

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