The obvious beginning of a series on depression is to ask – what is depression? While many of the symptoms are common, it’s identified by the overall mental state of a person. We’ll get into some clinical stuff. But also my own experience with it. I’m not a counselor, or anything like that. Just a person who’s working on getting better.
This series is based on an article on crosswalk.com titled How to Deal with Depression as a Christian.
As a Christian who has dealt with depression for as long as I can remember, I know it is possible to be both Christian and depressed.
The crosswalk article is very good. I added to each item in it, using my own experiences to try to let others know that it’s real – it does happen. Also that Christianity can help.
For me, it hasn’t been a magic potion. But it really does help to deal with the periods of darkness.