Grammy award-winning Christian artist Mandisa is opening up about her battle with depression and anxiety with the hopes of not only breaking the stigma of mental illness but also encouraging others to seek God, therapy, and support.
In her new book, Out of the Dark: My Journey Through The Shadows To Find God’s Joy, the Christian singer shares her story of overcoming suicidal thoughts, surviving sexual abuse, and coping with severe depression.
“I think there is a lot of shame surrounding depression and feeling like you are less of a Christian if it’s something that you battle with,” she told K-Love. “But as I read the Bible, I see a lot of people who I think struggled with depression, and what I see is God’s compassion.”
Mandisa’s battle with depression began after losing a close friend to breast cancer several years ago.
“My depression was rooted in disappointment with God,” she told CBN.
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SOURCE: CBN News, Talia Wise