Do you Struggle with Depression or Know Someone that Does?
by Filoiann Wiedenhoff

Statistics show that there is a high percentage now more than ever of people who get depressed every day in this country. The holidays are known to be when depression and suicide is at an all time high.

There are so many reasons for depression and suicide and one article I believe would not be long enough.

I wanted to encourage you if you or someone you know is struggling with depression you are not alone. There is hope and that there are many others who are going through the exact same thing.

Many women that I have counseled struggle with depression and in fact depression runs in my family. People do know how common it is but when you are going through it you still feel very alone.

I know because I personally have struggled with depression also. It can take a toll on your life and drag you down so low that you feel like you can't get back up. It affects your mind, how you think, your body, how you feel. It affects every part of you and can bring you to the point of despair.

That is why it's so important to seek out someone to talk to about this silent killer. Talk to a counselor or pastor who can give you some direction and instruction on where to go from here.

Also see a doctor and find out if it is hormonal or a chemical imbalance. There are so many contributing factors to depression that it can be one thing or it can be a number of things.

My encouragement for you is that the bible also speaks on depression. I wrote two articles called "Dealing with Depression Spiritually Part I" and "Dealing with Depression Practically Part II" that gives you practical as well as biblical counsel on depression that will lead you or someone you know in the right direction.

I encourage you to read it, copy it and if you know someone or people who struggle with it please send them my URL and encourage them to read my counseling articles and be encouraged that God knows what we are going through and He sees us and says He will never leave us nor forsake us. He is right there with us every step of the way because he loves us and cares for us deeply.

Filoiann M. Wiedenhoff is a pastor's wife,work at home mom, Womans Biblical Counselor, Bible Teacher and Writer.   View her website for more articles

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