Depressed But Not Alone came about because of conversations.
Years ago when my husband and I were preparing to move to Alaska, we visited churches to share about our future ministry. As part of our presentation, I briefly touched on my past experience with depression and how I hoped God would use it in some way to encourage others who lived in Alaska since depression is very common. It didn’t matter which church we were visiting that Sunday, after church as we stood around talking to people, depression was the number one thing people wanted to talk to us about, more than Alaska or aviation! My vulnerability about my depression seemed to allow others the freedom to share their struggles with me. While I was deeply aware that I didn’t have all the answers, in those moments I wished I had something to hand them that explained what had helped me.
So, I started writing a book.
While I eventually finished writing a book that told my story, for various reasons, I never published it. Fast forward a few more years and I realized that as God continued to teach me new things, I wasn’t sure I agreed with what I wrote.
So, the desire to write a blog started to form in my heart. But fears of not succeeding held me back for several years. It took a breakthrough in counseling to finally have the courage to step out and start this website.
The About Me section tells you more about me personally while My Story tells about my years of dealing with depression. When I feel inspired, I write devotional type posts as I process what God is teaching me through depression. I also share health related posts of findings I’ve had over the years. I hope you’ll take a look around. And I pray that in some small way your burden will feel lighter as a result. Keep fighting! You are not alone.