Posts Tagged ‘Major depressive disorder’

I was deeply saddened recently when i thought a fellow Christian was
accusing me of being unchristian because my blog mentioned depression and linked to other sites about depression.

depression and anxietyI couldn’t believe it, as sadly depression can be experienced by anyone at anytime – It’s an illness, and one which doesn’t care what nationality you are, your ethnicity or your religious beliefs (if any). i.e. Depression can hit anybody at any time in their life.

Depression is something many consider to be a taboo subject i.e. something we shouldn’t talk openly about. However I personally I feel its only a taboo subject for those who have never suffered from depression, as in my experience those who have suffered depression at some point in their life, are more willing to talk about it to others because when you’ve suffered from depression, you then realise how important it is to for sufferers to be able to talk about how they feel and their struggle to cope.

It’s a horrible illness which can leave the sufferer feeling lonely, isolated and even unwanted or unloved. So let’s not hide from the elephant in the room which is depression, but instead let’s talk about it openly about it, so we can give those suffering from depression all the love and support they need to get through their illness.

Let’s #taketimetotalk

Life can be real tough sometimes. Sometimes it can seem as if things are never going to improve for us, that just when life seems to be improving, something else happens that brings us down.

When life is really tough, how do you get through it?

Some people fall into a deep depression, others try to keep themselves going by trying to see the positives in their life despite all their difficulties.

I’ve been there in some very dark and depressing times, so how did I get through it? Well I did fall into a deep depression and could see no positives in anything. However I still kept my faith – my faith that God was with me and would get me through. That doesn’t mean I never questioned Him or doubted He was there for me, because I did. But I truly believe that this was ultimately what got me through those dark days.

So what’s my advice to you if you’re struggling with life?:

When life gets too tough, kneel and pray