DEPRESSION and CHRISTIAN FAITH: Faith-based Coping Skills

How can you battle depression and mental illness through faith? In this video, I'll teach you how depression and Christian faith can coexist, and that using Christian spirituality as a coping skill is an effective way to overcome the challenges we face.

It's Mental Health Awareness Month 2020, and I wanted to take a moment to share my own personal struggles.

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As someone who has personally battled depression for most of my life, I have personal experience with the impact faith can have on our mental health. I once thought that depression and Christian faith were not compatible, but now I realize that it is my faith that brings me through life's greatest challenges.

In individual therapy, group sessions, and seminars, you will often hear about using coping skills to overcome depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses, and for me developing a relationship with Christ through spirituality has been the coping skill that has truly made a difference. Specifically, I like to use Ignatian Spirituality founded on the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

0:00 Introduction
1:00 My Story
2:02 Truth About Depression
2:43 The Light
3:29 Bad Christian?
4:12 Value of Therapy
6:00 Faith-based Coping Skills
6:44 Imaginative Prayer
7:35 Daily Examen
8:14 Principle and Foundation
9:34 Finding God in All Things

At the end of the video, I cover 4 basic methods of coping through spirituality. They are a high-level overview, but I will expand on these topics in future videos. SUBSCRIBE to stay tuned for more information on these methods.

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