Below is a video from the presentation of “Overcoming Depression-Anxiety: A Suffering Paradigm.” For the various counseling options available from this material visit www.summitrdu.com/counseling.
The complementing studies “Overcoming Depression-Anxiety: A Responsibility Paradigm” and “Towards a Christian Perspective of Mental Illness” are also available in a video format at these links.
NOTE: Many people have asked how they can get a copy of the seminar notebook referenced in this verbal presentation. You can request a copy from Summit’s admin over counseling at email@example.com (please note this is an administrative account; no individual or family counsel is provided through e-mail).
PREPARE yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually to face your suffering.
Blog Post: “A Sample Letter to Help Cultivate Community While Struggling with Depression-Anxiety” (Sample of material in the seminar notebook)
Blog Post: “6 Steps to Wise Decision Making About Psychotropic Medications” (Appendix A from the seminar notebook)
ACKNOWLEDGE the specific history and realness of my suffering.
On-Line Evaluation: Types of Depression & Anxiety Evaluation
Resource: Depression-Anxiety Daily Symptom Chart
UNDERSTAND the impact of my suffering.
LEARN MY SUFFERING STORY which I used to make sense of my experience.
MOURN the wrongness of what happened and receive God’s comfort.
LEARN MY GOSPEL STORY by which God gives meaning to my experience.
IDENTIFY GOALS that allow me to combat the impact of my suffering.
PERSEVERE in the new life and identity to which God has called me.
STEWARD all of my life for God’s glory.
If this post was beneficial for you, then considering reading other blogs from my “Favorite Posts on Anxiety” post which address other facets of this subject.
If this post was beneficial for you, then considering reading other blogs from my “Favorite Posts on Depression” post which address other facets of this subject.