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Liz Schleicher is a Midwestern Catholic wife and working mama of one. Mental illness has visited her family to the third and fourth generation, and she battles to see the truth and beauty of each day. She blogs at St. Dymphna's Daughter and leads the conversation on Facebook at Catholics with Depression.

The Danger of Being “Fine”

“I’m fine.” “Just great!” “Doing well, thanks.” No matter how we’re actually feeling or doing, it’s generally considered a matter ofRead more »

Seven Things Your Mentally Ill Friend Wants to Tell You in 2017

A New Year is here, and with it new blessings, joys, sufferings, and opportunities to grow in the Lord. If you are one of the millions ofRead more »

I Washed My Face

St. Kateri Tekakwitha slept on a bed of thorns. St. Rose of Lima cropped her hair and disfigured her skin. Blessed Alexandrina de CostaRead more »

Rest, Don’t Quit

Catholic women work hard. Understatement of the millennium, right? We nourish and nurture relationships, create and raise precious lives,Read more »

Mother Teresa: A Lamp in the Darkness

“Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,   to observe thy righteousRead more »

The Weakling

I am a weakling. I am a burden on my loved ones. The thought crosses my mind so often, it gets fixed in the back of my brain. I can seeRead more »

Eternal Rest Unto Dreams

photo source “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”-Proverbs 19:21 A bride kneels next to herRead more »

The Really Bad Day

From the very cheeriest of Catholic women to the most depressed, we’ve all had at least one Really Bad Day. Not just a bad day. A ReallyRead more »

St. Hot Mess

“Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire.” -St. Catherine of Siena St. Catherine of Siena’s famous quote isRead more »

Making Hay While the Sun Shines

“See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!”- 2 Corinthians 6:2 In the past two weeks, I have deep-cleaned myRead more »

The Life-Saving Lessons of Lent

Lent was serious business back in my Catholic elementary school days. Meat disappeared from the Friday lunch menu. Our colorfulRead more »

God Wants You to Get Help

image source In a recent conversation with a friend, she confided in me she had been suffering for an extended period of time from whatRead more »

Remember the Manger: A Guide to Surviving the Christmas Season with Depression

by Liz Schleicher Merry Christmas! As Catholics, we are approaching the completion of a season devoted to pure joy. We’ve beenRead more »

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