Managing Depression

As with any mental illness, professionals have yet to find a cure. The best anyone with a mental illness can hope for is the tools, the medicine and the support to help them manage the disease.

My blogging friend Secret Angel, an abuse survivor, shared this video on her blog post this week, A message to the depressed.

In this video 20-year-old Anna Clendening, sings and plays guitar on America’s God Talent. Her story of rising from the darkness of crippling depression to performing on stage in front of millions of people brought me to tears.

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, NAMI.

If you, or someone you know, struggles with depression or suffers from a mental illness encourage them to get help and support at NAMI.



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About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.

2 thoughts on “Managing Depression

  1. Thanks for helping to bring attention to the hurting and depressed. I appreciate your support Steven. Many blessings to you, my friend. May this year of 2017 be your best ever with abundant blessings.


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