In 2015, around 16.1 million adults aged 18 years or older in the
U.S. had experienced at least one major depressive episode in the last
year, which represented 6.7 percent of all American adults. Depression
is the leading cause of disability in the United States among people
ages 15-44. Globally, it is estimated that 300 million struggle with
When depression comes where can you turn?
It may surprise you to know that spiritual men and women have wrestled with depression throughout the history of the world. One such person is David, the king of Israel, the man who wrote the greatest poem exalting the beauty and value of Scripture. In Psalm 119, we read an autobiographical snippet of his battle with depression, and how he worked through it with God’s help.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1. Depression Defined
Chapter 2. Working through Depression
Chapter 3. Seven Ways to Fight Depression
Appendix A: 40 Questions About Depression
Appendix B: When Christians Despair
Appendix C: More Scriptures to Study