I was recently touched by a friend's raw response to Robin Williams suicide. Next week is Suicide Prevention Week and the best thing we can do to prevent suicide is to share our story and invest our lives in others. Well, Lindsey Brackett is doing just that. I encourage you to read her post by clicking here.
Like Lindsey, too many Christians believe that if you truly love Jesus you will "be joyful always" and never feel depressed. As much as I wish this were true, it is not. The Bible is filled with examples of men and women who experienced the dark night of the soul. Naomi even begged God to change her name to Mara (meaning bitterness) because of her hopelessness.
If you are in despair, muster up your courage and share your struggle with someone you love. You don't have to struggle alone.
Labels: Mental Health, Suicide