Dr Rose Zacharias Meeder is an Orillia Emergency Room Physician, wife and mother of 4.
Listen as Rose discusses the topic of depression and hope, along with scripture readings
she has chosen for todays topic.
Depression and Hope
Speaker: Dr Rose Zacharias
Date: November 11, 2018
“You are not alone. There is hope.”
Text: Psalm 55:4-8; 38:8; Mark 14:32-36; 1 Corinthians 10:13
● Mind Over Mood by Greenberger and Padesky
● What to do when you worry too much by Dr. Huebner (for kids)
1. What are the stigmas related to mental health or mental illness? How have you seen this in society?
2. How do stigmas in the church world, compare to those outside the church?
3. Reflect on the passages highlighted in the translation, The Message.
My insides are turned inside out; sectors of death have me down. I shake with fear, I shudder from head to foot. “Who will give me wings,” I ask – “Wings like a dove?” Get me out of here on dove wings; I want some peace and quiet. I want a walk in the country, I want a cabin in the woods. I’m desperate for a change from rage and stormy weather. Psalm 55:4-8
“All my insides are on fire, my body is a wreck. I’m on my last legs; I’ve had it. My life is a vomit of groans.” Psalm 38:8
4. How is knowing that David spoke these words, helpful or not helpful when it comes to understanding depression?
5. How well do you believe that God knows our struggles with mental health? How does Jesus show understanding and compassion towards those who suffer with depression and/or anxiety? (Think about the stories of those he healed).
6. If you or a loved one need support in this area, who is there you could trust for help? What would it take for you to be comfortable in asking for help?