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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Encountering Depression : Frequently asked questions answered for Christians.
New York : SPCK, ©2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Andrew Procter; Elizabeth Procter
|Description:||1 online resource (129 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; Endorsements; Title page; Copyright; Dedication; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. What is depression?; 2. Am I ill or mentally ill?; 3. Does my depression stem from my lack of faith? If I had more faith, would it mean that I would get better?; 4. Is this the devil's work?; 5. Does it run in my family?; 6. I must have done something wrong. Am I being judged?; 7. Is it something in my past?; 8. Why can't I pray?; 9. What about forgiveness? Does it play a part in depression?; 10. Why do I find worship/fellowship difficult and struggle to go to church? 11. What about taking medication?12. Why doesn't God heal me?; 13. Why do I keep thinking of ending it all? It scares me; 14. How will my depression affect my family?; 15. What treatments are there? What about talking therapy?; 16. What about CBT?; 17. How can I help myself?; 18. What can I do to help? A chapter for carers; 19. How can my church help? A chapter for church leaders; 20. Will I get better? Is there any hope for me?; Resources; Notes.|
These encouraging thoughts are the starting point of this compassionate and practical volume. In twenty short chapters, it looks at common questions and worries, such as 'What is depression?', 'Does it run in my family?', 'Why doesn't God heal me?', 'Why do I keep thinking of ending it all?' and 'How can I help myself?' After providing key information on each topic in question, the authors offer engaging real-life stories and quotations, material for reflection drawn from biblical and contemporary sources and a simple exercise to try to help the depressed reader feel better. Carers, friends an.
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