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

Ask Dr B: Helping a Depressed Spouse

Ask Dr B: Helping a Depressed Spouse

In this Ask Dr. B column, a reader is asking what to do because her husband suffers with bouts of depression. She asks if it is normal for him to be angry. When he’s depressed, his behaviors are hurtful. What do you do when a spouse is depressed?

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What Not to Say to Someone With Depression

What Not to Say to Someone With Depression

Our words are powerful. The words we speak over our loved ones can build them up or tear them down. A neuropsychologist shares what not to say to someone with depression, anxiety or some other mental illness.

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What to Say to Someone Who is Depressed

What to Say to Someone Who is Depressed

Scripture tells us that the words we speak can produce life or death. We want to choose life and build up our loved ones and friends who suffer. A neuropsychologist shares 13 things TO say to someone struggling with depression, anxiety, or some other mental illness.

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Living with a Disability and Depression

Living with a Disability and Depression

Have you ever wondered how a visually disabled person makes it through the day? Carolyn Newell shares about some of the limitations caused by being blind and how they led to an experience with depression. She also describes how God’s word helps her overcome so she can walk in victory. Be sure and read to the end for a book giveaway!

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Combat Depression with God’s Word

Combat Depression with God’s Word

As a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, I treated patients with depression for years. Then, I suffered with depression myself. When I was in the pit of despair, God met me and revealed to me truths that I could use to fight depression and negative thoughts.

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Hope When a Suicide Attempt Feels Like the Only Option

Hope When a Suicide Attempt Feels Like the Only Option

Have you ever been so clouded in darkness that there seemed to be no way out? Have you ever wondered if others would just be better off without you? Or maybe you just wanted the pain to end. I’ve been there. Even as a Christian board-certified clinical neuropsychologist treating patients with depression, I fell into the pit myself. But there is another way. I want to offer hope when a suicide attempt feels like the only option. National Suicide Prevention Week in the United States is September 8-14, 2019. Read my story below and be encouraged. You are not alone!

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Are You Seeking Joy?

Are You Seeking Joy?

Are you seeking joy or wondering how to find joy when depressed? I’m a doctor who treated patients with depression then fell prey to depression’s grip myself. It was only when I dealt with the spiritual roots of depression that I found true help, hope, and healing. Read more for how I overcame to live a life full of joy.

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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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