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Overcoming mental health problems

This is a safe place for Christians who are suffering from some type of Mental Illness like Depresasion, Anxiety, Bi-Polar etc.  This is a place where we can support each other. 

Please share your testimonies, prayer requests or what the Lord puts on your heart

All will be respected no matter what is wrong.

No Abuse or bullying will be tolerated on this group

Location: Worldwide
Members: 65
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2018

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Any ideas on how to battle the exhaustion from depression? 8 Replies

I have depression plus fibromyalgia which leaves me feeling chronically tired.  Too tired to think some days!  Just wondered if any of you had that problem.  Sometimes I just feel as if I could…Continue

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Comment by wichell gay salmasan on October 4, 2011 at 5:29am

Finally im a part of this group... thank you for the request

 

Comment by Ross Sawyer on October 1, 2011 at 1:00pm

Well, I should share my story.  At my last job  about 4 years ago now. I taught at a high school that was very stressful. I was a new teacher enthusiastic and not at all expecting what I encountered.  I  had never been under daily unrelenting stress where you wonder if you will have a job the next day, if you will be fired or the school will simply close cause it was ran so poorly. Over time it really took a toll. I ended up resigning after 2 years. I was asked to return a 3rd year but my heart was no longer there.  The whole ordeal   lead to a panic attack just prior to my resignation and I suffered anxiety/depression for several months after.  I've always taken things to heart and i also am someone who doesn't like to quit  when I choose to take on a task. When  I do commit to something  I try  to see it through to the end.  I  think it was really difficult making that decision to leave and feeling so burned out. i had heard of teachers that had to take Valium or  other anti depressants just to function in class. I never wanted to do that.

Nevertheless, my bout with anxiety was difficult. I felt very unsure, fearful, stressed, depressed, I had no interest in anything but thank God there is a God and I  he has  helped me cope. Praise Jesus.  I think one of the things Jesus  showed me is that this is an insane world  so for us to have anxiety or feel sad or stressed is normal, if we don't something is wrong with us.  The key is to focus on God and remember he is still in control. That always seems to help me when I go threw a bad time now or when I feel  a touch of anxiety coming one.

Comment by Paulito C. Ofiasa Jr. on September 19, 2011 at 5:19am
Sir good day! I fully believe God wants me to do something big . . . like what you have done for others. I have made a proposal which has a Project Title: HAVEN for Homeless, Abandoned, Vagabonds Empowerment Niche. With vision and mission to help those who are in need in a sustainable way until these people are empowered to help themselves and help others as well. I am looking for some fund sources to start this project. . . I pray to God that He will lead me to these sources so that His needy children can be helped thru us who are involved in this project. Can you help me find some fund sources? please.  You can email me to: paulitojrofiasa@yahoo.com. Thanks a lot and God bless.
Comment by Bryan on September 11, 2011 at 1:25pm
i am praying for each and everyone of you.
Comment by Paulito C. Ofiasa Jr. on September 9, 2011 at 7:28am
I really have the desire to be of help to people with this problem . . . or any problem, because helping others is what God wants me done. Am very happy to become a member of this group. . . not only as one with the same problem but one who is willing to listen to brothers and sisters who need a listening ear . . . and to share my experiences on how God healed me.
Comment by Bryan on September 5, 2011 at 3:34am

WHAT GOD WANTS DONE

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:6).

When you feel anxious in a task or a relationship, your anxiety may be signalling the uncertainty of a goal you have chosen. You are hoping something will happen, but you have no guarantee that it will. You can control some of the factors, but not all of them.

For example, a teenager may believe that her happiness at school depends on her parents allowing her to attend a school dance. Not knowing how they will respond, she is anxious. If they say no, she will be angry because her goal is blocked. But if she knows all along that there is no possible chance of them saying yes, she will be depressed because her goal will not be achieved.

When you base your future success on something that can never happen, you have an impossible, hopeless goal. Your depression is a signal that your goal, no matter how spiritual or noble, may never be reached. Some forms of depression can be caused by chemical imbalances. But if there is no physical cause for the depression, then that depression is the expression of hopelessness.

No God-given goal can be blocked, uncertain or impossible. With God all things are possible. If God issued a command that could not be obeyed, it would undermine His authority. If God wants it done, it can be done.

The real question is: What does God want done? The answer? He wants us to be what He has called us to be. And if that's what God wants done, no situations or circumstances of life can keep you from being the engineer, homemaker, parent, or leader God has called you to be.

Lord, help me keep my eyes on what You want done in my life, not on the seemingly impossible hindrances that keep me from growing in You.

Comment by Shane Thomas on August 27, 2011 at 2:50pm
im sure there there is many of us who have been here. I know that i have in 2010 with regards to Anxiety, i was so overly stressed which just led to more and more. God bless us all.!
Comment by Bryan on August 27, 2011 at 1:40pm
hope you have all had a blessed and a happy sabbath
Comment by CARESA NEMBHARD on July 29, 2011 at 10:09am
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