I’m not a doctor or a therapist. I can’t diagnose or treat depression. I can only offer you encouragement and thoughts from my own personal experiences. If you’re suffering from depression, please seek professional help (I highly recommend Pastoral Solutions Institute tele-counseling services). If you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 immediately.
I remember the darkness.
The whole family had gathered around the dining room table. It was a typical holiday meal overflowing with food and fun.
But to me their mirth was raucous laughter. Their conversation was frivolous and obnoxious. Their jokes were abhorrent.
I couldn’t stand to be in their company.
So I grabbed my plate and retreated to the kitchen to pick at my meal in sullen silence. Continue reading