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Can the Bible Help with relieve Depression?

 
 
Reply Tue 29 May, 2018 09:33 am
Many doctors in psychiatry have noted an increase in depression among youths. Especially those in mid-grade to high school. How might the Bible be an effective aid in helping a person deal successfully with depression?
 
jespah
 
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Reply Tue 29 May, 2018 02:24 pm
@anthony1312002,
Freeze it and apply as a cold compress.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 29 May, 2018 02:43 pm
@anthony1312002,
There is research that religious faith can help with relieving depression... particularly inside of a strong community. The Bible can help as part of that.
sarahanry
 
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Reply Wed 30 May, 2018 12:50 am
@jespah,
why?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 30 May, 2018 06:13 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

Freeze it and apply as a cold compress.


https://media.giphy.com/media/vl0TJbCaxDKnu/giphy.gif
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Agent1741
 
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Reply Wed 30 May, 2018 03:20 pm
Its not helping so far!
anthony1312002
 
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Reply Thu 31 May, 2018 11:06 am
@maxdancona,
So true maxdancona,

A Good example of this involves the Psalmist. One Bible writer prayed to God: “From the depths of my despair I call to you.” This psalmist dealt with his depression by remembering that God doesn’t burden us with guilt. Instead, he said to God: “If you kept a record of our sins, who could escape being condemned? But you forgive us, so that we should stand in awe of you.”—Psalm 130:1, 3, 4, Good News Translation.

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laughoutlood
 
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Reply Thu 31 May, 2018 10:35 pm
@anthony1312002,
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How might the Bible be an effective aid in helping a person deal successfully with depression?


Balance the book on your head and walk about quoting lines from it.

The improvement in posture and concomitant posturing will make you appear brighter.



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sarahanry
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jun, 2018 11:47 pm
@Agent1741,
its not helping so far...
maxdancona
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jun, 2018 05:40 am
@sarahanry,
I am trying to be helpful here...

Religious faith can help with depression, in at least two ways.

1) It helps form an identity, a personal narrative and an understanding of how your life has value. It is pretty clear from research that having a strong belief system and a set goals helps with mental health. Religion can be a healthy way to develop this.

2) It provides a community of people who have the same values, beliefs and a common language to communicate. The rituals around life events can be a powerful way to express beauty or process grief.

If the Bible (or the Quran, the Bhagdavida or Feminist Mystique) isn't helping you to build up your beliefs and values, or forming a supportive community, then it is just a religious book.
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Squeakybro
 
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Reply Tue 7 Aug, 2018 01:00 pm
@anthony1312002,
Depression is an unclean spirit. And only the bible teaches how to get rid of unclean spirits.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 7 Aug, 2018 02:06 pm
Demons and unclean spirits . . . ya gotta love the god squad for providing comic relief.
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mark noble
 
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Reply Tue 7 Aug, 2018 02:18 pm
@anthony1312002,
The book of proverbs is a MUST!
Regardless of your current mindset - BASE human psychology...
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daverod
 
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Reply Wed 3 Oct, 2018 02:33 am
@Agent1741,
Also try adding physical activity with The Holy Bible. Any sort of physical activity which can assist you from becoming 'severe' in depression. Such severity can lead to 'idleness' which can lead to sluggardness. This could result in not wanting to open your eyes while on your bed. And definitely not wanting to get out of bed.

Some sort of physical activity to prevent/keep the idleness, the sluggardness and the lazy far away. These 3 things can cause a person to come into 'want', or poverty.

Deuteronomy 28:12 "The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: ..."

The LORD does 'multiply' that which one already 'has'.

Asking The LORD for The Holy Spirit could also help.

Luke 11:13 "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?"

Romans 8:11 "... if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you."
mark noble
 
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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2018 10:27 am
@daverod,
Please Define 'The LORD'?
daverod
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2018 02:31 pm
@mark noble,
The LORD, The Father.
God, The 'holy' Spirit.
(J)esus Christ, The Only Begotten Son.


(J)ohn 4:24 "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."


004:171
SAHIH INTERNATIONAL
O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, "Three"; desist - it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.


The LORD - The Father
Allah - God (one)
(J)esus Christ - The Messiah
mark noble
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2019 09:55 am
@daverod,
That's 'Your' Lord.

Now Define 'The' Lord?
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livinglava
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2019 10:51 am
@daverod,
daverod wrote:

Also try adding physical activity with The Holy Bible. Any sort of physical activity which can assist you from becoming 'severe' in depression. Such severity can lead to 'idleness' which can lead to sluggardness. This could result in not wanting to open your eyes while on your bed. And definitely not wanting to get out of bed.

Some sort of physical activity to prevent/keep the idleness, the sluggardness and the lazy far away. These 3 things can cause a person to come into 'want', or poverty.

Deuteronomy 28:12 "The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: ..."

The LORD does 'multiply' that which one already 'has'.

Asking The LORD for The Holy Spirit could also help.

Luke 11:13 "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?"

Romans 8:11 "... if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you."

Exercise/physical labor is part of a basic anti-hedonist mentality that helps depression by achieving continence of desire in all forms. Containing desire and resisting pleasure-for-its-own sake causes you to look forward to deferred pleasure, which in turn strengthens your endurance for whatever you have to endure in the present.

Unrestricted indulgence (hedonism), on the other hand, causes you to always expect to get whatever you want and be unsatisfied and upset if you don't, like a baby or spoiled child. The negative feelings you experience when you're not indulging in pleasure build up into all sorts of cognitive-emotional experiences that lead in the direction of depression.

You have to build up endurance and perseverance so that you can look forward to good goals you seek to achieve/realize at some point, but which you can work patiently toward instead of becoming upset at not getting what you want right away.
mark noble
 
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Reply Tue 23 Apr, 2019 12:10 pm
@livinglava,
Every 12,068 yrs the magnetic poles 'flip' - This reverses Earth's rotation and resets life on Earth - Hence your fragmented timeline.
Next one's due Oct 16th, 2046.
'Micronova'.

The '27' yrs between Now and then - Are, WELL, documented - If you know where to look.

namaste
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maxdog
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2019 07:08 pm
Yes i believe it does. It s not the first time people with that problem give advice to follow the holy bible.. there was one time the person in question i knew her for 4 years and was an atheist.we never met again but i remeber last messages that she found god .
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