Despair & Depression
Despair is the opposite of hope. When our lives are turned upside down the response can often be to feel despair. Unchecked despair can turn to situational depression. Many individuals who are already predisposed to clinical depression find themselves thrust downward by the death of a loved one. Because depression has biological, physiological, and behavioral components medical help is often required in conjunction with steps to combat feelings of despair.
Choose life even though the forces of death seem strong! Choose hope even though despair seems close!
Chieko N. Okazaki
The sources of hope are the sources of life itself. That’s why hope persists, even when experience, reason, and knowledge all say there is no reason to hope.
Chieko N. Okazaki
From the Editors Desk
“To all who suffer, to all who feel lonely or discourage, I say with love and deep concern for you, never give in, never surrender. Never allow despair to overcome your spirit. The Love of the Son of God pierces all darkness, softens all sorrows, and gladdens every heart.”
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