The Ventriloquist

An online publication at and outside the boundary of evangelical Christianity.

Mental Health



April 2014

My Freshman Year at CU

by Iva Faber, on Mental Health, April 2014

Life as a freshman far from home, in a new environment, doing something I’ve never done before, is difficult and scary, but navigating that while in the middle of a full-blown relapse seemed impossible. This was my reality though: I’ve struggled with mental illness for at least 5 years. When I arrived on campus, I thought I was someplace where I could be real, where I could be…



December 2010

The Magic of Autism

by The Ventriloquist, on Winter 2010, Mental Health

John 9: Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind 1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life." Eric does not drink water. In fact, Eric’…