Posts in Depression
Blow Away the Dark Clouds

In this interview, Jan Dravecky speaks candidly to Sharon Betters about how her husband Dave’s loss of his arm to cancer plunged her into a deep depression. Dave was a pitcher for the Giants when he reeived the diagnosis of cancer. Living with cancer is painful, but even more painful on a world stage. Jan’s body, heart and soul finally cried, “Enough” and Jan found herself on a long, hard journey to find her way out of deep depression.

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The Dark Cloud of Depression

Bill Tell experienced severe burnout and depression without warning and he discovered he could not “pull himself up by his own bootstraps”. Depression was like the hand of a giant pushing him deeper and deeper into darkness he could not fight on his own. Bill’s honest account of this lonely and dark time encourages each of us to review the grid through which we live life.

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Depression - Walking Into The Darkness

In this conversation Sue Tell shares about her reaction to her husband Bill’s severe burnout and depression. After over forty years of serving in ministry, Bill suddenly slid into a dark pit of depression. He was incapable of “pulling himself up by his own bootstraps”.  Sue describes how their lives dramatically changed and their struggles brought new depth to their marriage.

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Praying Through the Fog of Suffering: A Conversation with Bob Allums

Pastor Bob Allums, husband and father, learned at thirty-two years of age that he faced the battle of his life against throat and mouth cancer. The possibility that the disease and treatment would destroy his ability to speak, to preach and teach was real. Before the diagnosis, Bob struggled with overwhelming depression, a darkness whose roots he could not identify.

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Thinking About Suicide? Teens, Just Hold On!

Suicide was on teen Denise Haas’ mind a lot, so much so that she tried several times to take her life. Her parents’ divorce shattered her world and finding purpose in life was very difficult. In this compelling conversation, Denise transparently shares her story in an attempt to grab  the hands of teens who are struggling with similar darkness and compel them to “just hold on!”

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