Saturday, August 9, 2008

Depression

I hate that evil word. Depression brought me so much pain but through that pain came so much gain. I actually felt the hand of the Lord so many times and learned so much about my identity in Him going through those terrible times. Now Carlina struggles with it. It seems to happen especially around her period. She gets very anxious, can't sleep and has bad thoughts. Carlina is an amazing person. She is so smart and funny, but so shy. She doesn't make friends easily because she is so quiet. I wish that people could see the real girl. Her stories are incredible, her sense of humor wonderful. I learned the importance of meditating on the truth during those times and have tried to help her. The Bondage Breaker for Teens is a wonderful book and I think has helped her. Joyce Meyer also has a good book for teens. Depression can seem like such a deep, dark, empty pit. I have never been through anything so difficult and I wish I could help her. All I can do is talk to her and pray for her. I am going to try to find her a Christian counselor. I am not sure about medication for teens; she was on an anti-depressant for awhile but not sure it helped. We will keep doing what we can do.

3 comments:

cherrie said...

poor thing--do you think it might be hormones? let me know if there is anything i can do..

glendagirl said...

Awwww sorry she is going through this. Hey Robin we should pm our addy's to each other over at LL and have our girls write to each other.

The Zandi Zoo said...

Hi Robin... Annabel said she owuld love to write to Carlina & Julia. She was actually just asking me if I could get your new address. Here is my email if you get a chance. qfmom@zandi.name
We will be praying for Carlina.