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?
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!
As I comforted a friend who had lost her father, I thought back on hard times my family had endured. The loss of loved ones, cancer, miscarriage and more. God will see you through the storm. Read more for 3 scriptures that give hope when you don’t know how you’ll make it through.
I have really come to love the sermon in John 5 about the lame man at the pool of Bethesda. In this passage, Jesus asks the lame man, “Do you want to get well?” God has shared some insights with me as I have studied that passage over the years. If you have ever wondered why Jesus asked that question, read more.
“How can I help my depressed husband?”
“How do I help my wife who is depressed?”
“How can I be helpful to my depressed friend?”
These are all questions I frequently hear.
October is Depression Awareness Month and I would be remiss if I didn’t also try to help those who have depressed loved ones.
There’s a Book Giveaway so be sure to read to the end!