Depression, Anxiety, and Other Things We Don't Want to Talk About

by Ryan Casey Waller

On Sale: 2021-01-05

Price: $18.99

Book Summary

A pastor and licensed psychotherapist himself suffering from depression and anxiety takes on the relationship of mental health and faith while addressing the role of self-care, compassion, and restoration.

About the Book

A pastor and licensed psychotherapist himself suffering from depression and anxiety takes on the relationship of mental health and faith while addressing the role of self-care, compassion, and restoration.

Everyone knows someone who suffers from anxiety, depression, or another form of mental illness, but a stigma around mental health remains--especially in the church. Ryan Casey Waller--pastor, therapist, and cosufferer--has experienced firsthand the jarring dissonance of wrestling with mental health while trying to maintain a vibrant Christian faith. It can be a discouraging, lonely battle. But it doesn't have to be.

In this book, Waller emphasizes that mental health issues are not a symptom of a spiritual failing or insufficient faith; rather, suffering is the very thing our Savior seeks to heal as he leads us toward restoration. Combining practical theology, clinical insights, and deep compassion, Waller invites readers to

  • see why we need conversations in the church about mental health and how to have them;
  • discover why seeking knowledge about one's self is critical to growing deeper in relationship with God;
  • understand the basics of brain health, the intersection of biology and spirituality, and why emotional intelligence deserves more attention;
  • learn practical steps such as how to find a therapist, distinguish between a psychiatrist and a psychologist, and afford treatment; and
  • become equipped to support loved ones with mental illness while promoting healthy self-care.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781400221325
  • ISBN 10: 1400221323
  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson
  • On Sale: 2021-01-05
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: $18.99
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2021-01-05
  • Trim Size: Trim size data not found for this book.
  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth
  • Category 2 : PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
  • Category 3 : RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Counseling & Recovery
  • Category 4 : SELF-HELP / Mood Disorders / Depression