Hope Prevails Bible Study Resources

Hope Prevails Bible Study Resources for Depression

Helpful articles and videos  to use as a resource for those facilitating or participating in a Hope Prevails Bible Study.

Welcome to the Resource page for the Hope Prevails Bible Study by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Dr. Michelle Bengtson Hope Prevails Bible Study Resources: Welcome!

A personal welcome from Dr. Michelle Bengtson.

Dr Michelle Bengtson Hope Prevails

Introduction to Dr. Michelle Bengtson.
Billy Graham has said, “What oxygen is to the lungs hope is to our world.”

Dr Michelle Bengtson Hope Prevails

Dr. Michelle Bengtson shares about the statistics surrounding the growing epidemic of depression and offers to speak to your group regarding depression’s signs, symptoms, and the hope that exists for those who suffer.

Depression by Dr Michelle Bengtson

Dr. Michelle Bengtson shares three points on depression.

  1. What is depression?
  2. Causes of depression.
  3. Spiritual components of depression.

Dr. Michelle Bengtson with Sheila Walsh and Randy Robison on Life Today TV

Dr. Michelle Bengtson interviewed on Life Today TV by Sheila Walsh and Randy Robison.

To watch the video, click here: Dr. Michelle Bengtson on Life Today TV.

Hope Prevails / DR. MICHELLE BENGSTON

Dr. Michelle Bengtson’s TV Interview with Todd Cantelon of 100 Huntley Street, Canada’s longest running daily talk show.

Hope Prevails For Everyone

Dr. Michelle Bengtson shares who Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey through Depression is for. It’s not just for the depressed individual. It’s for everyone.

Letter to My Depressed Self

Letter to My Depressed Self by Dr. Michelle Bengtson from Hope Prevails

Dr. Michelle Bengtson shares a letter she wrote to herself and included in the book, Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey through Depression.

Chapter 1: This thing called depression

This Thing Called Depression

This thing called depression.

Chapter 2: You are not alone

Hope-Filled Perspective: Depressed? Anxious? There is help & hope. Do you want to get well?

Hope-Filled Perspective: Depressed? Anxious? There is help & hope. Do you want to get well?

Related Blog Post: Do You Want to Get Well? 5 Important Lessons on Healing

Related Blog 2: Do you want to get well?

Hope Prevails! Maybe You Can Relate

Hope Prevails! Maybe you can relate

Related Blog Post: Hope Prevails! Maybe You Can Relate

Chapter 3: The underlying causes of depression

Hope Prevails No Shame in Depression

Hope Prevails! No shame in depression

Related Blog Post: Hope Prevails! There Is No Shame In Depression

Chapter 4: Recognize you have an enemy

Depression Contributes to Loneliness

Depression contributes to loneliness

Chapter 5: Recover your joy

Dr. Michelle Bengtson: The Thief Of Joy (James Robison / LIFE Today)

Dr. Michelle Bengtson: The Thief of Joy (James Robison / LIFE Today TV excerpt from full interview).

Hope-filled perspective: Don't let comparison steal your joy - Ch 5 Recover Your Joy

Hope filled perspective – Don’t let comparison steal your joy

Hope-Filled Perspective: You Can Have Joy - Ch 5 Joy

Hope Filled Perspective: You Can Have Joy

Hope-Filled Perspective: Don't Compare Your Backstage With Someone Else's Onstage - Ch5 Joy

Hope-Filled Perspective: Don’t Compare Your Backstage With Someone Else’s Onstage

Hope Prevails Joy Comes in the Morning

Hope Prevails! Joy Comes in the Morning

Related Blog Post: Hope Prevails! Joy Comes in the Morning

Seek God's Presence to Recover Joy

Seek God’s Presence to Recover Joy

Chapter 6: Reclaim your peace

Hope-filled perspective: there is no shame in needing help

Hope-filled perspective: there is no shame in needing help

Anxiety the Thief of Peace

Anxiety the Thief of Peace

Chapter 7: Reestablish your identity

Hope-filled perspective: You are who God says you are and no less - Ch 7 identity

Hope-filled perspective: You are who God says you are and no less

9 Truths from God's Word What God Says About You

9 Truths from God’s Word: What God Says About You

Re establish your identity

Reestablish your identity

Hope-filled perspective: there is no shame in needing help

Hope-filled perspective: there is no shame in needing help

Anxiety the Thief of Peace

Anxiety the Thief of Peace

Hope-Filled Perspective: No Matter What You are a Child of God

No Matter What You are a Child of God

Chapter 8: Know your worth

Your Worth Your Identity Whose Opinion Counts

Your Worth Your Identity Whose Opinion Counts

Related Blog Post: Whose Opinion Counts

Know your worth

Every fear is based on a lie

Every fear is based on a lie

Hope-Filled Perspective: You Are Worth It (Ch 8)

You Are Worth It

Chapter 9: Remember your secure destiny

Hope-Filled Perspective: Your destiny is secure

Your Destiny is Secure

Chapter 10: Be confident that nothing separates you from God’s love

God is Always With Us

God is Always With Us

Nothing Separates Us From God's Love

Nothing Separates Us From God’s Love

Hope-Filled Perspective: God gives beauty for ashes

Your Destiny is Secure

Chapter 11: God uses your pain

God doesnt waste our pain

God doesn’t waste our pain

Related Blog Post: God Doesn’t Waste Our Pain

7 Unexpected Ways Depression Changed and Challenged Me

7 Unexpected Ways Depression Changed and Challenged Me

Hope-Filled Perspective: Your Pain is Never Wasted

Your Pain is Never Wasted

Chapter 12: The way to hope

Free to Choose

Take Time for Praise and Gratitude

Take Time for Praise and Gratitude

Hope Prevails Bible Study Music Playlist

Visit this Music Playlist on YouTube for inspiration and encouraging music referenced in each chapter of the Hope Prevails Bible Study.

Hope Prevails Bible Study Music Playlist

Helpful Articles on Depression

Trials That Strengthen Our Faith

Trials That Strengthen Our Faith

In my darkest times, desperation drew me closer to God and made me willing. Suffering through trials strengthened my faith and gave me a richer testimony of God’s faithfulness. I learned what I needed to remember during the battle. Read more for the truth I stood on to gain victory.

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Why Doesn’t God Protect Us From Pain

Why Doesn’t God Protect Us From Pain

Why doesn’t God protect us from pain? It’s a question many ask in the midst of painful circumstances. We may never know the answer to that question but we know that God is faithful and will see us through the difficulties so we don’t have to face pain alone. Read more for 10 Bible Verses that help us maintain hope in the midst of pain.

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The Sadness Behind Suicide

The Sadness Behind Suicide

For most, suicide isn’t a desire to die, but a desire to be rid of the pain and sadness. From her own experience and those of the patients she serves, a clinical neuropsychologist shares 6 things to consider if you or a loved one are battling depression and having suicidal thoughts.

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10 Scriptures for Mothers with Depression

10 Scriptures for Mothers with Depression

Unfortunately, depression is not uncommon. Many experience it, and in fact, many aren’t even aware that that is what they are dealing with. It’s estimated to be twice as likely in women. Many mothers are plagued by depression. The good news is, there is help, and there is hope. You are not alone. The best way to fight is with the truth of God’s word.

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A New Perspective of Life, Depression, and Faith

A New Perspective of Life, Depression, and Faith

Patty Mason was a happy wife and mother with a successful career yet she was still depressed. When she was at her breaking point, she cried out to God. She shares about the journey that changed everything—her perspective on life, depression, and of God.

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Combat Post-Holiday Depression

Combat Post-Holiday Depression

Are you having a hard time resuming your normal daily activities? Has your energy been transplanted by the winter sluggishness? Does it seem no matter how hard you try you just can’t find your joy in the aftermath of the holidays? You are not alone. I’ve been there. So have tens of thousands of other Americans. There is hope for combating post-holiday depression or the blues.

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6 Tips for Coping with the Post-Holiday Blues

6 Tips for Coping with the Post-Holiday Blues

The decorations and lights have come down, the sweet treats reduced to a few remaining crumbs, company has returned home, and the joy you felt spending time with loved ones over the holidays has been replaced with the blues. It may be a common experience, but you don’t have to take it as a foregone conclusion. When you begin to sense the arrival of the blues, determine to take matters into your own hands. 6 tips for coping with the post-holiday blues.

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When You Have the Blues

When You Have the Blues

What do you do when you have the blues? As a Neuropsychologist and one who has experienced depression and came out on the other side, I’m sharing tips on how to manage and fight off the blues.

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Grief at Christmas: 10 Ways to Help

Grief at Christmas: 10 Ways to Help

Holidays are hard following the loss of a loved one. You can’t take away your loved one’s grief but you can be present to provide comfort in their grief. Read more for 10 ways to help a loved one who is experiencing grief at Christmas.

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Dr Michelle Bengtson, Ph.D. ABPP in front of wall

Meet the Author

Dr. Michelle Bengtson

DR. MICHELLE BENGTSON (PhD, Nova Southeastern University) has been a neuropsychologist for more than twenty years. She completed postdoctoral training at both the Henry Ford Hospital and the University of Alabama Health Sciences Center. She lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her husband, their two sons, and two dogs. She offers more hope at www.DrMichelleBengtson.com. Because of Him, #HopePrevails!

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