We were created to live in community. One of the things that have made my struggle with depression and suicide particularly hard has been the lack of good community support. I have recently found so much hope from being with a new group of people that God has placed in my life as well as knowing that there are others out there who are willing to walk with me through life, with both its challenges and victories. This page is dedicated to creating that sense of community so that no one will have to walk alone like I did for so much of my struggle. Below, I have included some ministries that have been particularly helpful to me in finding community. Clicking on the images will take you to the respective ministries. I hope you find them helpful.
The hope line is a wonderful resource for people who need someone to talk to but don’t know where to turn. They are primarily a faith-based support line for people ages 13-29. They also have a radio broadcast where people can listen to live calls. It’s wonderful to know that there are others struggling with similar issues too and that we are not alone in our struggles.
I remember the first time that a friend took me to a Reformers Unanimous meeting. I was so nervous because it advertised itself as an addiction program and all I could think of was drug and alcohol addictions. Not only did I not struggle with such addictions, I didn’t want to be viewed as someone who did. However, I learned at that first meeting that drug and alcohol are not the only addictions that we face. Anything from shopping to overeating to you-name-it can become an addiction. It was also here at the first meeting where I realized the truth that I declared in my blog post “The Best News Ever.“
I have included below a place to submit prayer requests or praise reports. Please feel free to let me know how I can be praying for you.