Five strategies for maintaining hope if you’re struggling with depression

Totally worth reading, for all and any who struggle with their thoughts.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGillian Marchenko is serving as our guest blogger this Spring. Her new book, Still Life; A Memoir of Living Fully with Depression publishes in May and her work has appeared in numerous publications including Chicago Parent, Today’s Christian Woman, Literary Mama, Thriving Family, and MomSense Magazine. Her first book, Sun Shine Down, was published in 2013. She lives near St. Louis with her husband Sergei and their four daughters. Connect with her through her Facebook page

Depression has been defined as the loss of hope. For a lot of us battling this illness, hope simply doesn’t exist. The future can be daunting when another painfully numb day looms ahead. Through my years of therapy for depression, I’ve acquired some strategies that help me hope in the future more often.

  1. Break the future down into ten minute increments. Catastrophic thoughts are a cornerstone of depression. I don’t wonder…

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