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Is Depression getting you down? Then it is time to start to get back up! There is help for depression; it begins with prayer! I have been hit by depression two significant times in my life at age 16 and 45, both times were tough, but with God and help from my doctor, family, and friends, I made it through alright. There is hope for you too! Yes, depression can be excruciating and frustrating, yet spring always follows behind a cold winter, just like the seasons come and go. ~ Bill Greguska

Psalm 143:7-8  Answer me quickly, Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me, or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you, I entrust my life.

 

Prayer Is Required For Depression!

Embracing Your Depression

I Am Walking From Darkness Into The Light!

Overcome Depression With Help From God!

 


 

25 Ways To Overcome Depression!

 

 


 

 

Check List To Consider Concerning Depression:

Here are some basic ideas to consider why you might be not feeling well:
  1. Are you getting enough exercise?
  2. Are you eating healthy and avoiding junk?
  3. Are you drinking enough water?
  4. Are you getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night?
  5. Is there any unconfessed sin in your life?
  6. Is there anyone you need to ask forgiveness for?
  7. Is there anyone you need to forgive?
  8. Have you been feeling sorry for yourself?
  9. Have you been laughing very much lately?
  10. Have you been socially connected?
If you wrote down ten things that you are grateful to God for, you would begin to feel much better. I get “depressed” sometimes too, but since I have experienced real depression in high school and a broken marriage, I have learned that depression feelings are usually just feelings of sadness, or physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually tired, or spiritually burnt out temporarily.
But if you think you are genuinely depressed, consider getting professional help. Antidepressants can be helpful discretion is needed to determine if you are only experiencing sadness; I would try first to read the list above and see if that helps. If you feel suicidal, then get help right away. Here is a good page with information to help if you feel suicidal. http://needencouragement.com/suicide-prevention/ or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) right away. A good video on this link right below can help you figure out whether you are depressed or feel great sadness? http://needencouragement.com/signs-of-depression/.

 


It Is A Fact That Depression Hurts!

Are You Suffering From Depression? NeedEncouragement.com

Holding on to hope that depression will pass over because it will pass! Check out this website GriefShare.org today!

I know that there is help when you feel very down because I had already gone through severe depression twice in my life, once in high school and the other time when I went through a painful divorce. Depression is genuine, and it is very crippling to deal with.

But there is help for depression, which is very real too! When you need them, God puts the right people in your life, sometimes a good friend or family member. God can use a pastor, counselor, doctor, therapist, friend, and even strangers to encourage people. Remember that you are not alone! There is help for depression available. You will see your faith and trust in God getting stronger as you strive to find solutions for depression from God, this page, and others in your life! ~ Bill Greguska

 

 

 

 

 

 


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25 Ways To Overcome Depression

Check out the physical list here: 

  1. Get outside
  2. Stop negative self-talk
  3. Eat healthy
  4. Sleep
  5. Listen to happy music.
  6. Do something
  7. Learn something new
  8. Use a sun lamp
  9. Write
  10. Talk to your friends.
  11. Exercise
  12. Get a pet
  13. Smile
  14. Do something artistic
  15. Paint your walls
  16. Touch someone
  17. Sing something
  18. Eat Omega 3 fatty acids.
  19. Change your diet
  20. Take care of yourself
  21. Avoid alcohol
  22. Establish a routine
  23. Get cognitive therapy
  24. Get help online
  25. Do something for somebody

 

 


 

Here Are Three More Very Important Ideas:

  1. Pray to God
  2. Read your Bible
  3. Talk to your pastor and fellowship with other Christian friends.

 


 

 

What Does Grief Have To Do With Depression?

But, I also learned that losing a loved one to death is not the only grief experience, so I had to redefine the word. My new definition was broader and more encompassing. It read like this:
“Grief is the pain we feel anytime we lose something that once was precious to us.”
  • It can be losing a loved one through death, separation, or divorce.
  • A friend through estrangement or alienation or geographical distance.
  • It can be the loss of a home.
  • It can be a loss of face, morality, loss of health, or job loss.

 

 


 

All Of These Are Grievous!

They all break our hearts and shake our self-identity, and they all carry with them some reasonably predictable stages:
  • Numbness. This is a rather intriguing mixture of shock and strength— almost as if God anesthetizes us to get us through those first difficult hours and days.
  • Expressed Emotions. We need to cry it out, work it out, talk it out, pray it out, and worship it.
  • Existential (intensely personal) Loneliness. “No one feels it quite like I do.” No one can do it for us. We must walk the valley alone, yet not alone, for God is with us.
  • Questioning. “Why did this have to happen?” we ask. “Why did this happen to me? Why didn’t God save me from this?”
  • Guilt. “Did I do all I could do? Did I do my best?”
  • Return to Reality. This is when we finally gain the strength to pick up and go on with life. The mark of faith and victory is the ability to go on with God as our Helper.
Grief is a journey that takes time. As we move through the valley, God anoints us in his own time, and in his particular way, with the balm of healing.

 

 


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