Divorce Recovery Week 4- Facing My Depression

Divorce Notes Week 4

FACING MY DEPRESSION

Depression often is manifested as a deep sadness

What is depression?

  1. our response to loss
  2. It is normal
  3. It is a healing emotion
  4. It is complex

Symptoms of depression

  1. Sadness
  2. Apathy
  3. Desire to isolate
  4. Mental fog
  5. Lack of energy
  6. Suicidal thoughts

Causes

  1. Hope deferred
  2. Anger
  3. Feeling worthless

Overcoming Depression

  1. Take care of your body (use of antidepressants and counseling may

be  appropriate.

  1. Get/accept help from others
  2. Control your thinking/ meditation can be helpful
  3. Discover the Bible/ Read scripture

GOD’s Message to You: “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair; persecuted but not abandoned: struck down but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9pic1

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