CompassionateLove Radio: Combatting Stigma with Stories
(c)2016 Nancy Virden, Always the Fight Ministry
Show #18 Untreated Depression
Jessica’s mother died by suicide when Jessica was only two years old. Her father and his new wife were hands-off parents and Jessica grew up feeling alone and unloved. Depression and rape led her to counseling where she felt her needs went largely unaddressed.
Emotionally starved, she looked for meaning in people who consistently let her down. That is, until she met a special aunt who led her to the love of her life. In times of isolation and ongoing depression, she has found the most helpful support has come from family, friends, and faith.
Jessica does not take medication for her depression, and has participated in very little traditional therapy. She believes what she describes as “mild depression” is under control. This show is no condemnation of using professional treatment! There is however, a look at another source of promise. Available December 20, 2016.
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NOTE: I am not a doctor or mental health professional. I speak only from personal experiences with and observations of mental illness. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental health care.
If you are struggling emotionally today or feeling suicidal, or concerned about someone who is, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Hope and help is yours.