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Chronic Pain and Depression

Depression is serious and should not be ignored. Those who seek treatment generally get better.

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Depression & Chronic Pain

Depression is treatable.

With so many possibilities, it’s no wonder nearly 10% of the population suffers from a depressive illness in any given one-year period. While millions of people in this country are affected by depression, less than half seek treatment. The reasons for not seeking treatment range from a lack of understanding of the seriousness of depression to shame over being depressed to the debilitating nature of depression itself. Whatever the reason, the majority of people who suffer from depression and seek treatment get better. 

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Am I Depressed?

You are dealing with a lot right now. It is not inconceivable that, along with everything else you are experiencing, somehow, you became depressed without even knowing it. People who are battling a serious illness or loss are especially prone to depression. Caregivers and family members are also at risk.

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How We Overcame Depression

When Dave and I first began to experience the injuries and illness that eventually led to the amputation of his left arm, I thought God would miraculously deliver us. I expected us to emerge in a few months as victorious examples of what God could do for those who followed Him. I never imagined our journey through that dark valley of suffering would last for years.

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Below are some articles related to the topic of depression. We do hope you find encouragment, endurance, and ultimately, hope in the pages that follow. 

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Listen, God! Please pay attention! Can you make sense of these ramblings, my groans and cries? King-God, I need your help. PSALM 5:1-2 (THE MESSAGE) I...

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Treasure is not something I expected to findin the darkness.All I wanted was to find a way out!JAN DRAVECKYWhen Dave and I first began to experience t...

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