Understanding Depression | Marilyn Sewell

August 18, 2014 7:46 PM

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Understanding Depression | Marilyn Sewell

In my role as a minister, I have counseled many who suffer from depression. But I speak from personal experience as well, for I have dealt with depression off and on all of my adult life. I never once seriously considered suicide, but I can understand why depressed people decide to end their lives.

The thing that makes depression unbearable is the isolation. We know we should get out, try to connect, but anxiety makes us want to move away from the chatter. We go to a concert or a lecture that normally would be of great interest, and we experience nothing. Others around us are talking and laugh...

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