1. Triumph Over Depression

One theme you will be hearing from me over and over again is that the healing of depression is a three-legged stool: body, soul, and spirit. By soul, I mean your mind, will, and emotions. You’ll also be hearing that the goal in dealing with depression is stability. The body may need medication to restore a chemical imbalance from clinical depression or to take the edge off situational depression. But medication only masks the symptoms. A person who is depressed needs to get at the causes of the depression, and that is where a psychotherapist, psychologist, or counselor venture into the healing of the soul. The final stage of healing is to have a spiritual guide who can help establish a close bond with Him who holds the keys to the universe or a coach to help uncover the spiritual lies behind the depression and God’s truth that destroys the lies.  

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About Patrick Day

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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5 Responses to 1. Triumph Over Depression

  1. Catherine says:

    I totally agree with what you’re saying. Although medication can alleviate physical symptoms, it masks what’s going on internally in the mind and spirit. Although a fictional novel, ‘Born To Return The Gift, is a story of a middle aged woman who finally confronts the demons that propelled her into depression.

  2. Tom Lysaker says:

    One way to help in overcoming depression is to set up a blog…it affords you the opportunity to review your own situation and gain insight from others who also are experiencing similar depressive episodes…I think one problem in discussinng this condition called depression is that people tend to over simplify, over generalize, and in some cases make light of the intensity of the pain that truly depressed people experience…(The problem is that this pain rarely goes away, dealing with it becomes a constant and continuous effort.)

  3. Bob says:

    Pat,
    How would you describe/articulate the characteristics of all three: our body, soul, and spirit? What are their distingishing traits. Specifically, how do these three connect to “depression”?

  4. Bill Day says:

    Patrick, congratulations on getting your blogsite up and running. May you be thoroughly blogged!
    Bill

  5. Jack Harrold says:

    It’s nice to know that there is a website of this type available to interested parties.

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