My assistant Sarah Perez has just completed the herculean task of organizing and categorizing the many online articles I’ve gathered over the years on the subject of depression. Thank you, Sarah! After my favorite books on depression, you will find articles organized under the general outline of Love, Know, Speak, Do (See Paul Tripp’s Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands). You can find more resources on other subjects here.
Favorite Books on Depression
I’m Not Supposed to Feel Like This by Chris Williams (and others).
Dealing with Depression by Sarah Collins and Jayne Haynes.
A Practical Workbook for the Depressed Christian by Dr John Lockley.
Overcoming Spiritual Depression by Arie Elshout.
Depression: Looking Up From The Stubborn Darkness by Ed Welch.
D Is For Depression by Michael Lawson.
Spiritual Depression: Its Causes And Cure by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.
Broken Minds by Steve and Robyn Bloem.
Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission by Amy Simpson.
Christians Get Depressed Too: Hope and Help for The Depressed by David Murray.
Other helpful books include:
If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Depressed? by Robert B. Somerville
Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness by Matthew Stanford
These links will help you build an understanding of the problem in general. Included are definitions, personal testimonies, and research.
Personal Accounts and Testimonies
Helping and Understanding
Research and Statistics
These links will help you find out about the problem in more detail. This includes interpretations, information on specific issues, and possible causes.
Childhood Trauma and Difficulties
Cutting and Self-Harm
Depression in Pastors and Ministry Leaders
These links start to provide possible guidance, advice, or direction – resources for speaking into someone’s life.
These links include practical advice and possible “homework” for a counselee.