Often, when people deal with depression, anxiety, or other mental or emotional disorders, there are no easy answers. Many well-meaning friends may approach the person with a “let-me-fix-you” attitude, which is not helpful, appreciated, or necessary.
Dan from “The Ekklesia in Southern Maine” is dealing with alot of these issues in a loose series of posts. Here are the first three posts:
If you struggle with emotional issues, or if you know someone who does, then please take the time to read these posts and the comments. (The dialog and discussion in the comments of these posts is tremendous! The people are working through their perceived differences with respect and concern for one another.)
If you don’t struggle with emotional issues and if you don’t think you know anyone with emotional issues, then I would definitely recommend that you read these posts and comments. Trust me: someone in your life is struggling with depression, anxiety, or some other issue. But, they’re hiding it from you and others because they don’t think they will be accepted or loved, but will instead be judged – even and especially by Christians.