Fight for Another Day


The World Health Organization estimates that there are more than 300 million people suffering from depression. Anyone can fall prey to it. It knows no age, no race, no gender. It has led many to give up on their lives. With global suicide rates going as high as more than 10%, it kills more effectively than more diseases. What hope is in sight and what help is available?

Even as a professing Christian, I have encountered problems concerning my mental health in college. The demands of academics and extra-curriculars, plus the stresses of relationships took toll on me.  At daytime, I would pretend to look normal, trying to function. But every night, I would break down, paralyzed to do any class requirement. Days, weeks, and months went by, I would feel better. But at one wrong turn – an angry tone, or a failed requirement,  the monster would return, ready…

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