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Disclaimer: The references on this page are listed for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to substitute for medical or other professional advice. Consult your physician or other health care provider regarding your symptoms and medical needs.
Here you will find some information to help you navigate the troubled waters of depression. We at Christian Faith take depression seriously because a few of us have felt its powerful sting.
We do not believe we have all the answers, but neither do we believe there is no hope. THE answer is found in Christ. He may not remove your depression, but He will lead you faithfully through it - as you constantly lean on Him.
If you need to chat to someone now, you can by ringing Lifeline on 131114 any time, any day; the Salvation Army Care Line on 1300 36 36 22, any time, any day.
WEB MD, although not a 'Christian' website in any sense, has provided a helpful analysis of Depression from a medical perspective. Great graphics and photos are included to help you understand the issues & their impacts on daily life purely from a medical point of view. A short presentation, but one worth looking at.
FEELING LIKE THIS is a website supporting Christians with a range of mental health issues.
For LIFELINE, click HERE.
ARTICLES BY 'CHRISTIAN FAITH'
'Christians and Depression' by Dr Bruce Watts (includes an mp3 message)
Psalm 42 - Spiritual depression by Terry Allen.
Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cures. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Eerdmans(Pub). ISBN-13: 9780802813879
See also: ‘Spiritual Depression’ mp3 series by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones by Stephen Cracknell
I'm Not Supposed To Feel like This: A Christian self-help approach to depression and anxiety. Williams, C., Richards, P & Whitton, I. Hodder Christian Books (2002). ISBN 0340786396
Now That You Are Back: A Journey Through Depression. Beeston, Richard. Blue Bottle Books (2008) Available HERE.
THANKS TO COLIN
We would especially like to thank Colin Spratt for his contribution to this section. Col is an ordinary Christian guy who has suffered depression for nearly two decades, but has also spent years trying to help others who suffer. Through it all Col gives glory to God.
If you would like to have a chat to Col about life and faith with depression, he would love to hear from you. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read more about Col's life here.
A Christian analyses his depression by Colin Spratt
Christian Faith wishes to advise that any contact with Colin is a personal, private matter between them and Colin. Colin is a private individual offering personal, not professional help as one who has known the pains of depression.