Do you wonder how to not be depressed as you encounter the personal pressures, polarization, and news stories of everyday living?
The Definition of Depression
Depression—one of the most common mental health issues—is a mood disorder that negatively affects how you think, feel, and conduct your daily routines. Also identified as major depressive disorder, clinical depression, or chronic depression, the symptoms of depression can be subtle or obvious.
Prominent philosopher and professor J.P. Moreland experienced depression in its various forms and explains how to not be depressed in his book Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace (Zondervan, 2019).
[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, How to Overcome Anxiety and Depression: An Interview with J.P. Moreland]
The Signs of Depression
Ongoing and progressive depression—for a period of two weeks or longer—can disrupt your everyday life. The symptoms of being depressed include: