In recent posts, we’ve discussed the very important reality of understanding depression in children, depression in teens, and their risk for suicide. Many parents may now be wondering if childhood or teen depression can be prevented? That’s one of the questions we’ll be addressing today. We’ll also be discussing what we need to know to best help those we love who are depressed.
The enemy comes to steal our joy, kill our peace and destroy our identity. But don’t despair. Scripture says “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Once we are aware of the enemy’s tactics, we can fight them head on.
Part 2 of hope for depression covers how to fight depression. The enemy seeks to steal our joy, kill our peace, and destroy our identity. But, God puts limits on the enemy’s and depression’s influence in our lives, just like God limited the enemy’s impact on Job. Listen to this episode of Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson to learn more about the hope that is available in the fight against depression!