How to Help a Loved One with Depression - Stephen Arterburn


Video from Focus on the Family


"Steve Arterburn knows firsthand what it means to suffer from clinical depression. In addition, he’s counseled thousands of others struggling with depression. In this conversation, Arterburn helps listeners to better understand and assist loved ones in their healing, reminding them that anyone can suffer bouts of depression that develop for various reasons. He cautions against offering Christian platitudes and other unhelpful comments, instead encouraging family members and friends to be present for their loved one, gently nudging them toward healthy decisions and, if necessary, professional help." from video introduction.


Understanding and Loving a Person with Depression: Biblical and Practical Wisdom to Build Empathy, Preserve Boundaries, and Show Compassion (The Arterburn Wellness Series) by Steve Arterburn (link)


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