Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
Hot Topics... Drugs: Antidepressants
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression.
Proverbs 12:25 (NKJV)
I am weary with my sighing;
Every night I make my bed swim,
I dissolve my couch with my tears. (written by King David)
Psalm 6:6 (NASB)
My family has a history of mental illness: Anxiety, depression, panic attacks, nervous breakdowns--even shock treatments.
My beautiful, role-model mother was no exception.* Especially in her later years, she faced challenges. She took pills to sleep, stay calm and counteract depression.
Among her virtues was a funny kind of honesty. Regarding antidepressants, she said:
'Carey, it's true these pills make me care less about my problems, but they also make me care less about everything else... including important things I know I should be doing.'
Because I've already written a Depression series,** I won't repeat my research or prayerful conclusions... but consider:
1) Pharma companies have made billions treating depression: an ancient challenge our kin handled in different ways.
2) Saints should turn to God first and delve deeply into His Word: a timeless Answer many modern Christians choose to skim.
## Hot Topic Series: Drugs, Antidepressants (Part 19)
* A few pictures of my mom, Millie Lewis, a former NY fashion model who was inducted into the Models Hall of Fame. She opened a chain of modeling and finishing schools in the 1960s and was also a local civil rights activist.
** Previous 14-part devotion series on depression:
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Hot Topics series.