Today I’m talking about depression, but from a narrative standpoint of loving and living with someone battling depression. Most of the conversations around this topic are from the vantage point of the one dealing with depression, but today we are learning from a dear friend, Kayla Stoecklein, who lived through the pain of watching a loved one battle and take their life due to mental health issues.
You can find out more about Kayla’s story in her book Fear Gone Wild.
If you feel like you might be experiencing depression or even just feeling a general lack of enthusiasm for life, consider reaching out to a mental health professional (a counselor, a psychologist, a social worker). If that feels a bit intimidating, make a commitment to open up to a friend, a family member, a pastor or someone else you trust and can be vulnerable with. Loneliness and isolation are like oxygen on the fire of depression—it can worsen or intensify what you’re already struggling with.
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Know that if you are depressed, you are not alone. I’m praying for you and we have a team of people who DAILY intercede for prayer requests that come in to our church, The Father’s House OC. If you need prayer, visit TFHOC.org and submit a prayer request there or on our app. You are not alone.