Good morning everyone! It is a lovely day, even if it is blustery. I'm feeling very spirited and joyful this morning. I am so thankful for that. Remember, how we talked about feelings are flighty in a past post. For some reason I got up at 12:30 am and couldn't sleep again. I did all kinds of stuff around the house and am now ready for a busy day. I am still hoping to get a little nap in this afternoon.
I promised some good information about depression for today's blog. Well here goes, in my own opinion/words. Many people think depression is just feeling down. They tell you, "You need to snap out of it" or "It's all in your head" (well I guess it is literally in our head LOL). Even your Christian friends may tell you this. Also many Christians think it is wrong to go to your doctor for medication. They may say you don't have enough faith to get healed on your own, etc. People that have never experienced true depression themselves or gone through it with a loved one do not understand. It is a chemical imbalance in your brain. That is a physical issue.
Here's the good news. There is no shame in going to a doctor for help. If he/she feels you need medicine to help balance the chemicals in your brain, it's ok. It would be the same for high blood pressure or high cholestrol. There is also no shame in getting counseling from a good Christian counselor. It helps. We need to do whatever it takes to get healed. Whatever it takes to be there for our families. God made our brains and the way they work. He is the Great Physician. Pray and He will lead you in the right direction.
Have a great day! M.