Tag Archives: Depression

PEACE BE WITH YOU

(Editor’s Note: The following devotional first was published in an Advent booklet prepared by Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. A different member contributed each day of Advent.) By Kirk W. Hancock Depression, anxiety, fear, loneliness, shame, rejection, abandonment, self-hatred, abuse, trauma, and grief. People struggle with these problems every day. Normal people with common problems. Their wounds are deep and painful.

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DO PEOPLE DISAPPEAR?

By NANCY PATRICK I recently watched a 3-part movie entitled The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (Him/Her/Them). Each segment focuses on one point of view to tell the same story of a young couple’s love and marriage. The main character, Eleanor Rigby, disappears both literally and figuratively after the unexplained death of her infant son. She believed the baby’s death had

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KEEPING AFLOAT IN DEEP WATERS

By NANCY PATRICK  People who don’t know me well consider me smart, energetic, outgoing, upbeat, and quite nice. I know this because others have told me, but sadly, these assessments describe the veneer that covers the melancholia I fight daily. I have written about depression before, thus establishing the gravity of a condition inexplicable to those immune to it. However,

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DEPRESSION: A PERSONAL REFLECTION

  By NANCY PATRICK Tragic, unexpected suicides bring the issue of depression to the forefront of many minds. Although always traumatic, some suicides are more understandable than others. Sometimes victims have suffered unimaginable horrors in wars or experienced excruciating pain related to an illness. However, sometimes people who seem to have no reason to be suicidal do take their own lives.

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