There seems to be such a general feeling of malaise in the nation. It’s as if there’s been a cultural shift toward negativity. No wonder everyone feels depressed.
What we need is to get hopeful on purpose. Whoa, that sounds a lot like having faith.
FAITH. Having faith?
Yes, that’s exactly it. It takes faith that things are going to work together for good to get rid of most forms of depression. So why not try a little faith?
The Bible tells us in Romans 8:28 ~ And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
The New York Times article, “Drugs May Only Help Severe Depression,” points out that exercise, reading about depression, going to a doctor, or psychotherapy tend to be as effective with mild to moderate forms of depression as antidepressants. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/06/health/views/06depress.html?scp=2&sq=ssri&st=cse
Charles Barber, author of the book Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation told the CBS Morning Show that fish oil actually may relieve mild depression.
Why not try a shift in attidude and perception? Get out of that slump!!! Look upward!!!
Get you some faith!!!
Do it on purpose. Why not try RADICAL HOPE!!!
I’m NOT advising patients with severe depression to throw their meds out. No way!!! But even with severe depression, faith can only help. Try faith, you’ll like it.