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Depression Series: Finding Hope in the Darkness

Depression is one of the most discussed counseling topics because almost all of us will experience depression at some point in our life.  For those whose depression is severe, it’s hard to describe.

Author J.K. Rowling described her depression this way  - “Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. . . It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.”

You may read quotes like that and wonder if there is any hope for those dealing with depression.  This page seeks to address common struggles and give a framework to think through depression from a Christian perspective.  Depression is a battle, but in our battles we are not alone.

Whether you are struggling with depression, or have a friend that you are seeking to encourage, the resources below will help you better understand and engage with depression.

All articles from the series:

Dealing with Unexpected Loss and Depression

We all will die. Yesterday’s news was a tragic reminder to us all about the brevity and uncertainty of life. (Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and others were killed in a helicopter crash.) Amidst the reminders to live life to the fullest...

By Dr. Tim Allchin

Can Science Cure Depression?

It seems like every other day we see a new article or study released about depression. There is so much information (much of it being inconsistent or contradictory), and it's difficult to know what to believe. It leaves many...

By Dr. Tim Allchin

Psychiatric Medicine: 3 Questions to Ask

Psychiatric medicine–It’s a red-hot-button topic among some Christians. We at Biblical Counseling Center always encourage biblical counselors to cooperate with prescribing physicians and to defer to doctors’ directions for taking medicin...

By Dr. Tim Allchin

What the Bible Says about Depression

As depression becomes more common and more talked about in society, many Christians are wondering what the Bible says about depression. Depression can be very difficult to express or understand We hear more and more people talking...

By Dr. Tim Allchin

Could My Teen Be Depressed?

Mood swings, irritability, the desire to be alone . . . these are just a few of many characteristics by which parents define the teenage years. With all the statistics out there telling us that teen depression and suicide are on the...

By Krista Bjork
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