Monthly Archives: January 2014
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
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
As if the public stigma of having depression were not bad enough, self-stigma constantly harasses a depressed person: “I am weak, unworthy, broken, a plague on society.” It’s a terrible story heard over and over again. What to do? Change … Continue reading
Is there an iron gate in your life that imprisons you in a cell of darkness? You have beaten against those bars, but they won’t yield. You have tried to pray, but the words stick in your throat. There is … Continue reading
“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
For You, O Lord, have put my life in order, Have shaped it from the very beginning. You were by my side at birth, Preserving my life when all thought I would die. You stood guard as I struggled with … Continue reading
It will be 30 below zero in Minneapolis sometime tomorrow and bitterly cold all next week. So…I’m going south for a week. My next blog will be January 14. Stay warm.