Recent statistics show that during the Covid-19 Pandemic, incidences of depression and anxiety have increased 30 percent.
Now, in a rare combination of psychological insight and practical theology, “Depression, Anxiety, and Other Things We Don’t Want to Talk About” offers empathic guidance and companionship to any person struggling with their mental health.
Written from the perspective of a psychotherapist who is also an ordained pastor who suffers from depression and anxiety himself, Ryan Casey Waller emphasizes that mental health issues are not a symptom of a spiritual failing or insufficient faith; rather, suffering is the very thing that God seeks to heal as He leads us toward restoration.
“Everyone knows someone who suffers from anxiety, depression, or another form of mental illness, but a stigma around mental health remains–especially in the church,” says Waller. “It can be a discouraging, lonely battle. But it doesn’t have to be.”
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SOURCE: Assist News