Your Online Christian Counselor will help you determine whether you are suffering from depression symptoms. Your online depression counseling or life coaching will help you understand depression. You will be provided with cognitive behavioral Biblical tools, which are effective in overcoming depression.
The first step, is to understand the signs of depression, which are listed below, and determine whether depression counseling or coaching is what you need. Our approach differs from other "traditional treatment". WHY? Because, we use a Biblical strategy involving holistic, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-based, faithful focused, and proven through Christ.
Depression Symptoms: What are the signs of Depression?
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States for ages 15 to 44
Depression affects more than 16.1 million American adults, or about 6.7% of the U.S. in a given year.
While major depressive disorder can develop at any age, the median age at onset is 32 years old.
Statistics record it is more prevalent in women; it is more likely men and women just handle it differently. (ADAA.org) Depression is not biased.
Your status, race, ethnicity, gender, age does Not matter; it can affect anyone including believers.
People in the Bible experienced depression at times.
The wonderful news is, God's loving Word provides us with hope, truth and a way out. We are here to provide you with solid tools to overcome depression. You don't have to feel trapped anymore by the turmoil of depression. We want to hear from you. We want to help and support you.
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"As I sat with the Bible heavy on my lap, despair crowded out my will to live. Never before had living felt so much like dying". By Kathryn Butler
Kathryn writes about lies surrounding depression within the Christian life:
"In my experience writing and teaching about depression, dialogue with other Christian sufferers has revealed an unsettling theme. As they strive to contextualize their illness within a biblical framework, they worry that depression reflects a deficit in faith. Some chastise themselves for being unable to overcome depression without medication. Others fear that depression reflects a puny faith, an imperfect acceptance of the gospel. The implicit fear is that depression and faith are incompatible. “Real” believers hope in the gospel, and so don’t get depressed". https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/responding-depression/
Through online counseling, therapy or life coach you do not have to leave home when depression is a struggle. You can have your session right online.
Billy Graham's Christian articles are full of wisdom, truth and compassion. He addresses issues about depression, grief, and depression symptoms In this article. Evangelist Billy Graham writes about the many faces of pain, and the heartache that goes along with feeling depressed. Secular counseling leaves out the most important "absolute", which is the undeniable need for God. Christian Counseling embraces God.
"I’ve been living with depression for so long that I feel like I’ve gone through every symptom the condition has to offer. Hopelessness, check. Fatigue, check. Insomnia, check. Weight gain — and weight loss — check and check". Depression symptoms are similar for most individuals, but can be overcome through Christian online depression counseling.
Approximately 12 million women in the United States experience clinical depression each year, according to Mental Health America, Depression can affect anyone including Christians. There are numerous possibilities why depression symptoms may occur including stress, relationship issues, family problems, divorce, work dissatisfaction, dysfunctional issues in childhood, seasonal; physical reasons, the list goes on.
Some of the feelings that intensify with depression include: deep sadness that lingers, loneliness, feeling unloved, rejected, misunderstood, brokenhearted, betrayed, guilty, angry. Granted, we all feel these feelings at times; it is only normal. However, if depression is the culprit, the feelings linger and don't seem to go away. The feelings can linger for no apparent reason. These are just a few of the feelings you may have if you are depressed.
Physical behavioral symptoms may include: Isolation, shutting down, not doing things you love, not wanting to clean house, take a shower, go to the store, or even talk to friends. It may even involve wanting to sleep life away, hiding the pain or having emotional break downs. You may be trying to explain how you feel, and end up feeling misunderstood because nobody seems to understand. You may feel panic, tired, anxiety, angry or like running away and never coming back. Therapy for Depression is available through our online depression counseling.
Depression hurts and it leaves a person feeling hopeless, drained, exhausted and numb. You are not alone. Christian Counseling can help, and we use tools that are Biblical. If you look at some of the stories in the Bible, many individuals suffered at times with depression.
A few examples in the Bible are:
Jeremiah: He was rejected often even by the people he loved. Jeremiah hurt so bad he cursed the day he was born. He said his pain was perpetual. (Jeremiah 15:18). He said his pain was unending. He was insulted, cut down even by his close relatives. (Jeremiah 20: 14, 18).
Moses was so grieved sometimes in dealing with people and all the hurt, he was in anguish. When Moses came down form the mountain he threw the ten commandments and smashed them to pieces. (Exodus 32:19) His heart was breaking by the behavior of people.
Elijah was so heartbroken he stated: "I have had enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers (1 Kings 19:4) He was worn out, tired, heartbroken, lonely, rejected, betrayed and more. Elijah had accomplished so much through God, but the work was hard, just like it was for Moses, Jeremiah, Jonah,
David and many others.
Naomi was so devastated she said, "Don't call me Naomi, call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. (Ruth 1:20) Naomi lost everything. She was broken, defeated, anguished, angry, bitter and she did not know what would become of her life.
Jonah was so upset distraught and angry he said "Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live" (Jonah 4:3) Jonah asked the LORD to completely take his life, let me die, he was saying. Why? Because it hurt so bad, and he was angry at unrighteousness! He was broken.
You are not alone, if you feel depressed, and there is hope in Christ Jesus.
"Life is troublesome. I remember as a kid I thought I would grow up to live an exciting life full of adventure. Life has been a disappointment. Does everyone experience this or is it just me"? This article is by Billy Graham
We are here to help you overcome depression symptoms and the affects on your life. Many times depression and anxiety go hand in hand. To see the symptoms for anxiety visit our page for anxiety. Our Christian online depression counseling and Anxiety therapy is based upon a Biblical foundation .
Depression and Anxiety frequently go hand in hand. Anxiety symptoms have a few characteristics unique to women. For example, a woman may notice increased anxiety with her menstrual period. She may also experience hot flashes.
Some of the typical anxiety symptoms include the feeling of loss of control. You may fee helpless to control what is occurring in your life, or what you fear is happening.
Panic attack emotions and feelings include:
These are just a few of the feelings that go with anxiety and panic attacks.
Reach out to us for a counseling appointment; and we will schedule you right away right from your own home. Online depression counseling or anxiety therapy from home reduces increased stress. Often, it is hard to be out in the public with anxiety.
You don't have to leave home to have an online therapy session with us. We will see you in the safety of your home. Now, you can have anxiety treatment and not feel stressed if you have social anxiety. For more information on anxiety please visit our page for anxiety.