Category Archives: Overcoming Depression

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275. One of the Threads

I wrote this poem in 2009 when I was lost in a fog of depression and wallowing in the self-centeredness of my own misery. You are all-powerful, and I am not. You are the Creator, and I am not. You … Continue reading

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274. Don’t Give Up

There came a time in my life when my thinking changed – from how people and circumstances affected me to how I affected other people and circumstances. That change happened amidst major depression, and I credit the new thinking as … Continue reading

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272. The Lord is My Shepherd

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”  – Psalm 23:4 Major depression is the valley of the … Continue reading

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271. Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Blessed are the poor in spirit,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  – Matthew 5:3 Those who are depressed, distraught, filled with grief, and otherwise in low conditions are the poor in spirit. They feel as if their very lifeblood … Continue reading

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267. One Sunday in 2006

From my journal… “The depression was so horrible this afternoon that I cried. Then I cried out to Jesus, ‘Take my hand. Lead me. Simplify my life as I look only to You. I am at the end of my … Continue reading

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266. In This World You Will Have Trouble

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 These are words of great hope for those who … Continue reading

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265. When You Relapse…continued

2. Practice selective hearing. If you’re like me, you’re convinced that you are lazy, stupid, pathetic and weak when you are depressed. Oh, and self-absorbed. To confirm this, you call to mind every comment made in the last decade in … Continue reading

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264. When You Relapse

I have been given permission to use this blog written by Therese Borchard, the author of Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes and The Pocket Therapist: An Emotional Survival Guide. She is Associate … Continue reading

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262. Can Spirituality Help You?

If you’re a member of a faith community, you may find that speaking with your clergyperson or becoming more involved with services and activities may be helpful. When I was in major depression, I joined a faith-based group that helped … Continue reading

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261. Religion and Depression

In 2009, Duke University conducted research on the relationship between religion and depression, suicide, anxiety, psychotic disorders, and substance abuse. Of 724 published studies, more than half found that religious beliefs had a statistically significant positive impact on mental health. … Continue reading

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