Share Your Depression Story

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This is day 30 of 31 Days of Finding Joy in Depression. Yesterday, I shared about double depression days. Today, I’m talking about sharing your story! Photo Credit Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.2 Corinthians 1:3-4 {Read More}

Double Depression Days

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This is day 29 of 31 Days of Finding Joy in Depression. Yesterday, I shared about scripture and depression. Today, I’m talking about double depression days. Photo Credit What is double depression?  For those who deal with minor chronic depression like dysthymia, these are those extra low days that last for a short period of time.  These aren’t just the blah days.  Double depression days are the really bad days where everything seems completely out of control and hopeless.  It {Read More}

Scripture and Depression

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This is day 28 of 31 Days of Finding Joy in Depression. Yesterday, I shared about prayer and depression. Today, I’m talking about scripture and depression. Photo Credit Reading scripture goes hand in hand with prayer.  This is how God speaks to us.  Scripture tells us the truth about who God is and who we are.  This is vital to managing your depression.  You must know how God sees you! Here are a few of my favorite resources for reading {Read More}

Prayer and Depression

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This is day 26 of 31 Days of Finding Joy in Depression. Yesterday, I shared about coffee and depression. Today, I’m talking about prayer and depression. Photo Credit Prayer and depression can be a touchy subject.  I think this stems from people thinking that you can “pray away” depression.  Like with any illness or situation, sometimes God immediately heals or removes the thing, but more often he walks with us through it. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this {Read More}

Indulge – Coffee and Depression

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This is day 26 of 31 Days of Finding Joy in Depression. Yesterday, I shared about chocolate and depression. Today, I’m talking about coffee and depression. Photo Credit I was never a coffee drinker until after I had Jonathan, but I still have to have a lot of milk, flavorings, and sugar in order to drink coffee. There is a study that shows a correlation between drinking coffee and lowered risk of depression in women.  This seems to be another {Read More}