Amie Rikke, our Parish Nurse has provided a new article and video about depression. She covers the following topics:

  • What is depression?
  • Diagnosis
  • Myths about depression
  • Treatments and Coping with Depression

Here are some links and phone numbers to learn more about depression and how to obtain help during these times of social isolation:

Lutheran Hour Ministries has some great pamphlets you may download and share with others: Dealing with Depression, Depression Understanding the Pieces of the Puzzle, and There's More to Anger than Getting Mad. (Yes, anger toward self or others can be an expression of depression. In fact, some authorities describe depression as "anger turned inward."

If you are having suicidal thoughts, immediately contact 911, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to the nearest emergency room.