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On Dealing with Depression

Roving editor Tib Sherrill responds to a reader's query about her fight against depression.

By Elizabeth Sherrill

I read an article recently about the clinical depression that afflicted Abraham Lincoln throughout his life. Yet from suicidal impulses so strong he didn't dare carry a knife in his pocket, came identification with the sufferings of others, and commitment to a cause greater than himself.

To think that even depression can serve a purpose–lead to understanding, perhaps, or tolerance, or compassion–only confirms my trust that nothing at all, in God's ecology, is wasted. 


Read Elizabeth Sherrill's story about her struggles with depression.


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