catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Out of My Mind

vol. 10, num. 11 :: 2011.06.10 — 2011.06.23

Mental illness doesn't have the stigma that it did a century ago, but that doesn't necessarily lessen its impact on the lives of those who struggle with it personally or in relationship with others. Stories from within and outside of affected minds.



Mom guilt

Surveying 26 years of marriage, parenting and wrestling with depression.

The perfect husband I am not

Confessions of a spouse struggling with his own faults and his partner's depression.


Finding good words in bad breath

On the effort to create spaces that welcome all people.


Understanding emotional sickness

A window into the mental lanscape of the emotionally unwell.

What I wish I'd known then

Advice to a teen-aged self struggling with anxiety.

Coming to terms

Wrestling with the place of mental illness in the Christian life.

Out of her mind

Helping students find the way through the valley of mental illness.


On parenting in the wake of a husband's suicide.


Should we stay or should we go?

A review of the film Of Gods and Men, directed by Xavier Beauvois.


In case you missed it the first time

Prozac, Paxil, Nortriptyline--Go Noyeses!

An exploration of how prescription medication can affect quality of life for a family.

One very long moment

Sarah Polley's Away From Her explores themes of suffering.

Weaving the web

Are saints sane?

If St. Francis came around today, would the church welcome, commit or excommunicate him?


The miracle you can have every day, Part 3: Exercise, depression, and the brain

L.L. Barkat writes on an alternative prescription for depression.


Depression and me

A collection of posts about a New Zealand woman’s journey through depression.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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