We have been through a challenging year with COVID-19. One concern many of us have is that the isolation of lockdowns will have had a huge impact on people emotionally. Some are warning of a tsunami of mental health issues.
So, today, I wanted to highlight a few resources to help people struggling with depression and those walking with them. First of all, a few months back, a few of us set up a website called “Grave in the Depths” to support pastors struggling with depression and to help them share their story.
A few pastors have now got together to write a book telling their stories and helping the church to think through the issue of mental health. The book is called “The pastor with a thorn in his side” and will be published in May. There’s a microsite available now where you can find out more.
Two other books I’d like to recommend are
Finally, here are some videos that I’ve put together telling something of my own story and offering advice and encouragement to those struggling with Depression.