Topical Index – 1500 Principles
DEPRESSION (See COUNSELING)
1 Kings; Principle #28; 1 Kg. 18:40-19:4; p. 460
Discouragement and Depression: When we experience discouragement and even depression, we should evaluate the degree to which we are physically, psychologically, and spiritually exhausted.
1 Kings; Principle #29; 1 Kg. 19:5-9a; p. 461
Physical Needs: When we are discouraged and depressed, we should make sure we have had proper nourishment and sufficient physical rest.
1 Kings; Principle #30; 1 Kg. 19:9b-10; p. 461
Mental Distortions: We must understand that serious depression may distort certain aspects of our reality.
Psalm; Principle #6; Ps 6; p. 701
Deliverance from Depression: When we face depression of any kind, we should share our deep feelings with God and ask for healing.
Psalm; Principle #41; Pss 42-43; p. 733
Spiritual Depression: If we are depressed primarily due to spiritual reasons, we should share our concerns with God and seek comfort from other brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ.
Psalm; Principle #84; Ps 88; p. 772
Depression and Distortions: When we become depressed, we should be aware that we may distort reality as we reflect on the past, describe the present, and anticipate the future.
Jeremiah; Principle #23; Jer. 18:13-20:18; p. 1016
Depression and Distortions: When we are rejected and persecuted, we should not be surprised if we experience depression leading to serious distortions in our thinking.
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