Can I let you in on a little secret?

I’m not perfect! And, I already know you aren’t either.

So how about if we both stop trying to live behind the mask and take the pressure off ourselves, and just be real? Wouldn’t that feel better?

 

 

Friend, do you ever have dark days? Do you ever go through those dark spells where you’re just in that pit of despair?

Maybe you’re going through a period of depression.

So often what I hear people say is that they’re ashamed of going through those times and I can understand that because I was there. In fact, I was the doctor who went through the depression and I didn’t want anyone to know because I thought I was supposed to have all the answers.

But, if there’s one thing I learned through my journey. It’s that there is no shame in going through depression. There’s no shame in heart disease or diabetes or allergies.

But, the other thing that I want you to hear from me today is that you don’t have to stay there. There is hope.

If you’ll just hold on, take my hand, let’s go through this journey together.

Because the one thing that I’ve learned is because of Him, Hope Prevails!

A short brief about Hope Prevails.

Hope Prevails
Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey through Depression
Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Speaking from personal and professional experience, a neuropsychologist unpacks what depression is, shows how it affects us spiritually, and offers hope for living the abundant life.

Neuropsychologist Offers Hope to Those Struggling with Depression
-By 2020, depression will be our greatest epidemic worldwide

  • An estimated 350 million people worldwide suffer from some form of depression
  • As with the bestselling My Stroke of Insight, the author experienced the same condition she treats
  • Helpful features include personal stories, biblical truths, prayers, and music recommendations

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In Hope Prevails, Dr. Bengtson writes with deep compassion and empathy, blending her extensive training and faith, to offer readers a hope that is grounded in God’s love and grace. She helps readers understand what depression is, how it affects them spiritually, and what, by God’s grace, it cannot do. The result is a treatment plan that addresses the whole person—not just chemical imbalances in the brain.

For those who struggle with depression and those that want to help them, Hope Prevails offers real hope for the future.

Hope Prevails is available now wherever books are sold. To find out more, see: http://drmichellebengtson.com/hope-prevails-book/.

When people are going through dark days, they often feel shame. If there's one thing I've learned through my journey, it's that there is no shame in going through depression. There's no shame in heart disease or diabetes or allergies. If you're going through dark days, you don't have to stay there. There is hope.

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