Day 9 of 31 days of depression.
If I could give you one piece of advice out of this entire series, this is it.
Reach out for help.
And please, please reach beyond your friends to someone professional. A doctor, counselor, or pastor.
The timing of this post is painful as I myself face a tragic loss to murder/suicide. It’s beyond comprehension.
I know from personal experience how hard it is to tell a doctor that you are feeling suicidal. No one wants to utter that word out loud.
It’s dark, scary, and lonely to be there.
But it can get darker and more frightening if you don’t talk to someone.
If you fear that look of having grown a third eye, then it’s all the more reason to seek professional help. They are trained to hear you. To not react in horror or shock. And to help you deal with what ever is going on.
If you don’t find the right counselor the first time, keep looking.
And if it’s more than you can handle, ask someone to help you. Those who love you, want to help you.
- Memorize this scripture: He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:2
- Pray: Lord, I need help beyond my friends and family but I don’t know how to ask for it or where to start. Direct my path to the right person to help me. I want to work through this and come out on the other side better for it. Please help me. In Jesus Name, Amen.
- Call for help. Make the phone call. Reach out. Today.
If you are feeling suicidal, please call 1-800-TALK or visit: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
To Purchase this song:Cry Out To Jesus
The next 31 days we will be discussing depression and healthy ways to combat it but we’re going to get real too. Because for those of us who wind up in the pit often, we know platitudes and fluff pieces do nothing for us. My expertise is only based on my own very personal battles with depression and is no way, professional or medical advice. Your participation in this series is voluntary and Melinda Todd is not legally responsible for any choices or actions of participants. Participants release Melinda Todd and Trailing After God from responsibility and liability and continue at their own risk and discretion.