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258. Five Things Not to Say to Someone Who is Depressed

“Don’t worry. We all get depressed some time or another.”  That’s like telling someone with diabetes that everyone has diabetes some time or another. Depression is not just having a blue day. It is a condition that cripples the emotions, … Continue reading

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254. Pray for Mercy

The Sunday before last, I saw a woman in church whose face showed deep depression. Throughout the service, she was comforted by her husband and small daughter, though her countenance did not change. I knew that look, for I had … Continue reading

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250. Hurricane

Natalie Grant, a Christian singer/songwriter, wrote a song that came out of her experience with depression following the birth of her third child. The lyrics say that when the rain comes, “Call His name,” and “He’ll find you in the … Continue reading

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245. Bringing Hope to Those in Dark Places

How important it is for us to learn to pray through our circumstances.                                                                                  – A.B. Simpson I was stricken with depression in 2006 and didn’t learn to triumphantly pray through this fearful condition until 2009 – four years later. The … Continue reading

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231. Depression at Gettysburg

In the last posting, I presented the Battle of Gettysburg as a metaphor for the battle of depression raging within those of us who have been so afflicted. Within that metaphor were real people who spoke of depression, from enlisted … Continue reading

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230. A Lesson from Gettysburg

For those of us who have experienced profound depression, we have fought the battle of Gettysburg in our souls. Gettysburg was three days in July 1863 of chaos, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, loss of orientation, little sleep, and an overwhelming dread. … Continue reading

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214. A Combination of Things

Barbara Altman, an author and presenter on the themes of depression, anxiety, and psychosis, started a discussion on What is the best way to help someone with depression and anxiety?  Here is a response from Carole Zirlin, a psychologist from … Continue reading

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209. The Great “Yes”

Those of us who have lived with fears, anxiety, and depression are well aware of all the “no” circumstances and situations in life. “No, you will never get another job.” “No, you will never escape this depression.” “No, your anxiety … Continue reading

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177. Models of Living with Depression

I belong to a group called Depression and Bipolar Advantage on LinkedIn. Some time back, I posed a question: “When you think of depression, what people to you are models of living with depression and being productive?” Here is a … Continue reading

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164. Back from the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Last week Monday I came down with one of the worst colds of my life. I thought briefly of calling it my worst cold, but one must be careful with superlatives. My body experienced most of the symptoms of  the … Continue reading

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