“Not every new mother’s journey is happy and bright. Sometimes it is dark, lonely, scary, miserable, and uncertain. And the guilt! The guilt that we self-impose and that society imposes on us is overwhelming. If our journey as a mother isn’t daisies and butterflies, we feel alienated and ashamed.
I’m not saying it is right for everyone. You need to see a doctor, answer the questions, and take proper steps to healing. What I am saying is Christians shouldn’t fear and let sermons from people who know nothing about darkness from chemical imbalance dictate proper steps to recovery.
When a family has someone with psychotic depression, they can be confused and overwhelmed. They need help from their extended family, friends, and church. Here are six ways you can offer support to a family.
If you or someone you know suffers from a mental illness, it’s wise to know the signs of a nervous breakdown so you can recognize them and stop the emotional eruption before it happens.
Our culture is riddled with incorrect beliefs about mental illness as it is, but bring prayer, salvation, and well-meaning churchgoers who are clueless when it comes to the realities of dealing with mental illness into the picture, and you’re looking at a recipe for disaster.
Of course, this list cannot diagnose you with high functioning depression, only a doctor can do that. But hopefully it helps you to identify your symptoms and lead you in the right direction of better understanding what you may be experiencing.