Seeing in the Dark – Columbia Metro Connection Episode #007
Hosts for this week’s Podcast:
- Chris Reinolds of Killian Baptist Church (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
- JayWill Wilson of Generation Church (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
- George Bullard the CMBA Director (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
The key to recognizing something has changed in you, is to listen to those who are close to you.
My process of healing began with me admitting, “I’m just not doing well.”
I grew up in a culture where there were two categories of mental health: You’re ok, and You’re crazy.
I think we’ve made God way too small in the healing process when we say there is only one way to heal depression.
The best way to eliminate stigmas about depression in the church is for pastors to lead the way.
We can’t repair this road while the traffic continues to flow on it. Sometimes you need to take a break.
Jesus named demons before he threw them out, and I think we need to name the issues before we can adequately deal with them.
Close to forty percent of people are dealing with the issue of depression. As pastors, we have to address the issues that are affecting our people.
This is a paperback book, not a silver bullet to cure depression. This book is a source of help meant to flow into a larger river of help.
The worst enemy of emotional health is isolation and withdrawal. The best thing you can do is talk with someone about it.
If someone you love is dealing with depression, the most important thing you can do is reassure that individual that your love for them hasn’t changed.