depression

Mandisa Opens Up about Her Battle with Depression in New Book: Christians Need to 'Talk about These Issues'

Mandisa Opens Up about Her Battle with Depression in New Book: Christians Need to 'Talk about These Issues'

Christian musician Mandisa is known among fans as the optimistic, bright-smiling singer whose hope-filled songs brighten your day. But as she writes in her new book, Out of the Dark, Mandisa has quietly battled depression and anxiety. Her descent into inner darkness grew worse, she writes, when a close friend died of cancer. That friend was the subject of the 2013 song Overcomer.

5 Things You Need to Know about Depression and Mental Illness

5 Things You Need to Know about Depression and Mental Illness

Many know all too well the debilitating effects of mental illness. We do a great disservice when we tell those struggling to “just get over it and think positive thoughts” or “read your Bible more.” Although positive thinking (the right kind) is biblical, and it’s crucial to meditate on God’s Word, one cannot simply turn depression, anxiety, and hopelessness on and off like a light switch. But on the flip side, there are factors that contribute to mental anguish. After many years of praying with, talking to, and counseling thousands of people, I’ve found five factors that stand out that may cause mental pain. (Watch the short video here outlining these same points.)

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