Several weeks ago I opened up to my family, friends, and then to all of you about my recent struggle with depression. (Satan’s Loaded Gun – Part 1) That post and the ones after it delivered an onslaught of comments, texts, facebook messages, and face-to-face encounters with those who have struggled or have loved ones suffering with this rising epidemic. I’m praying that opening up about my struggle will encourage others to seek help. I hope you’ll join me in that prayer.
Today, Pastor Chris Hodges from Church of the Highlands began a new series addressing the most requested topics identified on an Easter Sunday survey. For the last few years, stress has topped the list; this year problems with depression showed up in large numbers. My unprofessional theory is that ongoing high levels of stress can eventually lead to depression. That was certainly my experience.
If you or someone you love is struggling with depression I urge you to watch the message below.
Until Tuesday …