An Antidote to the Stigma of Mental Illness.

Is there something wrong with me?

When we encounter depression or anxiety we often think “is there something wrong with me?” We can wonder β€œwhy is it me struggling like this?”

Often we can be quick to point out how common depression and anxiety is in order to suggest that there is nothing wrong. However, I don’t think this is helpful and can actually fuel the stigma of mental illness. Let me explain…

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Should we use antidepressants? And if so, when?

Taking antidepressants will not fix depression like taking antibiotics will fix an infection. Antidepressants may be God’s grace to us to help us process our brokenness but there is the risk it will unnecessarily numb us from the pain only making it harder to address the root cause/s of depression.

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