To help prevent suicide, watch for: depression, bi-polar, suicidal thoughts, isolation, risky behavior, weapons, worsening health, giving away possessions.
Terry Powell Posts
A transparent leader isn’t pretentious. With discretion, he shares personal stories from his spiritual pilgrimage, and how the truths being taught affect him or her. In the company of trustworthy people, a transparent leader is honest when it comes to disclosing prayer requests.
I can’t remember a time when chronic depression wasn’t a nemesis for me. As a child I often felt an overwhelming sadness and wept without understanding why. Now I’m a 67-year-old Christian college professor who still wanders occasionally into the dark fog of hopelessness.
These vignettes from the past depict my ongoing struggle with depression. I’m either too numb to feel anything or the pendulum swings to the opposite extreme.
As I share my story of depression and what I've seen in the dark, my tears descend like falling rain. Their constant flow reveals the pain of much regret; of fragile heart. I cannot stop them once they start.