Depression challenges us, not only physically and emotionally, but also spiritually. Listen to Mark’s story, a pastor who has struggled with depression for about 20 years. How does someone with faith reconcile a God who often seems far away, especially when you feel so totally alone?
In recent years it seems like depression, and mental health is on the rise. And we’re particularly seeing it more in our children – but how do we know when it’s depression or normal teenage angst. Listen as Vicki Rochow, a counsellor and a mum who has walked alongside her kid’s depression as well as her own, shares her story.
Listen as Richard and Celia talk about worry and anxiety with Anna, a counsellor from Journeez. What’s the difference between worry and anxiety, and how do we stop being overwhelmed by things we can’t control?
Anxiety can make you feel like every minute is an eternity. You often wonder how you can keep going. And, if you believe in God, you ask the question “If God is there, and he's promised peace of heart and mind, then why can't I have it?" Listen as we talk with Jenny and Steve, who have suffered from anxiety, and Julie, a psychologist, to gain an understanding about anxiety and find hope for managing it.
A survey was done asking people the question “what would you do differently if you had another chance at life?” An interesting question. One common response was “I’d do things that last.” … How would you respond? Listen to Mark Doecke explore the question and the concept of doing things that last.
What gives your life value? Is it the job you have? The lifestyle you lead? Or perhaps it’s the relationships that you nurture. Listen to Mark Doecke talk about what gives life value and how you can feel valuable despite your circumstances.
There’s a lot of angst and feelings of frustration coming to the surface with some of the covid restrictions in place. For some there’s a sense that its not fair – particularly when their business is being impacted. Where does this sense of injustice come from? Listen as Richard, Celia and Noel chat about what do you do when you feel like things aren’t fair.
Although depression isn’t simple, it doesn’t mean it’s hopeless. Jane shares her story of depression and what it took to find motivation when there felt like nothing there.
Depression challenges us, not only physically and emotionally, but also spiritually. Mark, a pastor who has battled with depression for the last 20 years shares the struggle to reconcile faith with a God who often seems far away.
The coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions forced upon us have brought plenty of challenges, surprises, and the opportunity to reflect on what's important in our lives. Listen as Richard and Celia talk about what our “new normal” might look like as we start to come out of the lock down.