clinically is not synonymous with "being sad" anymore than suffering from panic attacks is the same as "being jumpy." they're medical conditions that go to brain chemistry, and people don't get better just from thinking happy thoughts.
for not hiding from this. You're a great parent for being there for your child. Helping someone to see why you love them so much, and that they do DESERVE to love themselves as much as mom and dad do can be an incredible challenge. Prayers for her and you as the rollercoaster ride you guys are facing runs it's course. And thank you from everyone that's ever needed help for being there and understanding.
Prayers sent. My daughter went through depression and feeling suicidal a few years back when she was around 16. She was sent to Peachford Hospital in Atlanta and they helped her. The main thing is to find the right person (mental health professional) that can prescribe the right meds (if needed) and that your daughter feels comfortable talking to.
definitely praying that her mind finds a comforting place
Feb 26, 2019, 1:44 PM
and your family have the strength to love her through it all. The mind of a child is easily beset by the arrows of the enemy and join with you and your family that the influence of the enemy be loosed from her atmosphere... There is only the light of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit that shines on her, and that she be comforted and strengthened to chose that Light...
I know a lot about this. Had a good friend's son who had
Feb 26, 2019, 4:04 PM
been misdiagnosed for years. Get the proper doctor to evaluate her. She could be on the wrong medication. There is something that can help. The doctor just has to find it. Probably saved the young man's life. Of course lots of prayer always helps.
psalm 139 "you created my inmost being" and many other verses in the same psalm that God knew her even before she was born, knew every word on her mouth before she spoke it, and that the answer will come through in time, God help us all, because we are all in the same boat in the same stormy sea.
It’s sad to see so many young people hurting these days. With the right help though it is highly treatable. Find some solid professionals that your daughter and you like and trust. Wishing you the best.
Prayers for your precious girl and for you. Sadly, 4th and 5th grade are now as bad as middle school used to be for girls, with the social pressures and the meanness. She very much needs the love and support of family and you are doing the right thing by getting her help.
Better late than never. Hope your daughter sees all these responses and realizes how even strangers can deeply and openly care about her health and well being along with the Lord who knows her every need.
She and you have my profound prayer for wholeness and comfort during a time of concern.
I wouldn’t wish depression on anyone and it absolutely breaks my heart to hear a 10 year old is battling with what has plagued me my entire life. Maybe, because she is still so young, She can overcome it. Better to find out early than later. I’m praying for her.
Depression is awful, and seems so sadly common among young people, particularly girls, these days. Praying you will have wise doctors who will give her good care and treatment and not overmedicate her. Having struggled with depression myself and been medicated, I would highly suggest, once things get a little more back to normal, to schedule some outdoor activities, even if it's raining. It is proven that outdoor activity is highly therapeutic for depression. The more active outdoors, the better. If it's raining, take a rainy day hike to some waterfalls, for example. If it's sunny, go wherever the heck you want to go, but being outside is hugely helpful.
I just saw your post. I am praying for your daughter, you and your family and will continue to keep you in my prayers. I understand where you are more than you know. It is not an easy road ahead of you, but hopefully, because she is so young, she will recover quickly.