Unfortunately, many friends and loved ones do not see depression as a serious condition.They pass it off as a temporary phase, or they attribute it to a lack of will power or faith or poor upbringing.
But depression is real, even for a believer, and if left unchecked, the person those around them may suffer even more as depression’s symptoms include:
- Appetite issues
- Constant fatigue
- Deep feelings of hopelessness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Loss of interest in daily activities
- Mood swings
- Sleep problems
- Suicidal thoughts
Orange County Christian Counseling acknowledges the reality of depression, particularly in this era of independence and the decline of face-to-face communication.Qualified counselors are ready to help people deal with depression’s debilitating symptoms head-on.Counselors will also address any other mental health concern that may be triggering the depression.
More importantly, the faith-based counselor will go beyond the emotional, mental, and physical concerns to tackle spiritual issues by fortifying the client’s relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.Often, when there is an internal struggle, the spiritual aspect is deeply affected.Only Jesus can give us the inner peace we need, so it is vitally important to actively seek Him.
Depression is not an imaginary illness. It exists. But it can also be defeated with His loving help.To take advantage of a risk-free initial session or learn more about what Orange County Christian Counseling has to offer, contact us online or give us a call.