Millions are suffering, facing an onslaught of pain and despair that seems unending. Countless individuals are trapped under the weight of depression and other harmful emotions. Perhaps you are one of them and you are looking for hope. Maybe you are living with a depressed loved one and you are looking for help. Either way you are looking for answers.
I am not a doctor or a counselor, but I do know the devastation of depression, and I know the pain of watching someone I love struggle with despair. Knowing depression from both sides of the well has given me a unique opportunity to reach people who are hurting in order to offer them hope.
Please, browse through the site. We offer books and resources to offer hope and help with depression. Radio archives from Joyful Living that offer biblical truths to help break the cycle of emotional pain; as well as a free monthly newsletter to offer words of encouragement. We also have a brand new blog offering you stories of hope from people just like you who found hope in the midst of hardship and despair.
Do you have a question about depression? Visit Dr. Michelle Bengtson's blog, Hope Prevails, and ask Dr. B. Dr. Bengtson is a board certified neuropsychologist with more than 20 years' experience providing hope to people struggling to cope with medical and mental health issues. Dr. B also graciously contributes articles to our newsletters each month. If you would like to seek counseling, check our Branches Counseling Center.
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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).
One in ten adults is depressed. Women especially are at risk. Approximately 20% of teens are depressed. The suicide rate is climbing. Won't you help us make a difference in the life of someone who is suffering?