We all have moments and times in our lives when we might feel a little flat, under the weather or sad. During those times it’s always helpful to reach out to someone in your circle of friends and tell them how you’re feeling.
Feeling sad, down or miserable most of the time, or having lost interest or pleasure in usual activities are some of the common symptoms of depression, but it’s also important to note that not everyone who is experiencing depression will have all of these symptoms. So if you have some of the symptoms and they’re not going away, it’s worth talking to either your GP or a professional counsellor to see if you might be suffering from depression.
There is no shame in being honest with how you’re feeling, in fact there is terrific freedom in being able to have an open, honest conversation with either a friend or a professional. Sharing our problems in a safe space can often help us feel better as we’re no longer struggling alone or in silence, and is often the first step in us getting help to fell better and start moving forward.
If you think that you or someone you know may be experiencing depression, reach out to a close, trusted friend or if you think you might need professional help, contact Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 or go to www.BeyondBlue.com.au
Biblical Tools for Dealing with Sadness and Depression
Some guidance from the Bible to help with the sadness of our souls and looking at several passages that give examples of dealing with and processing depression can help us to better deal with our own. Watch the video.
God’s Work in Your Depression
What do you do when you have almost no motivation for anything? How do you fight when you don’t feel like fighting? John Piper tackles these hard questions of someone who is dealing with depression. Listen to audio.
How to Deal with Depression as a Christian
How to deal with depression as a Christian? Depression and anxiety can overtake many Christians and did indeed affect many believers in the Bible. What are some of the main triggers of depression and what are some practical ways we can overcome it? This video provides some very practical tips on dealing with depression. Watch the video.