David & Shona Murray on Burnout & Depression

Helpful 5-part radio interview series. Shona’s perspective as a medical doctor (who herself suffered from depression) gives it a unique angle.

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They each wrote books on the subject a couple of years ago – you can read my review of David’s here.

Looking back on it, one of his hypothetical scenarios sounds hauntingly unhypothetical: “Seth attends a church where important doctrines are ‘only postscripts to lengthy tirades about what’s wrong with people, the church, and the world. He has little or no sense of God’s love or of being God’s child… His children dread family devotions…’”

Christians Get Depressed Too Films

David Murray’s HeadHeartHand Media have produced five substantial films which they have made available for free online.

Here’s the blurb:
“This series of films from HeadHeartHand Media presents five Christians with five very different stories of depression and of how God gave them hope and help to recover. Each 35-40 minute episode tells the story of one such Christian. Their reflections are intercut with interview footage from six counselors representing a wide range of Christian knowledge and experience. While the pain of depression is evident, the overall tone is hopeful and practical.

“We’re convinced that this holistic and biblical approach to depression will equip churches to minister to depressed Christians with greater understanding, compassion, and effectiveness. The unique combination of narrative and teaching will be a great resource for any individual, family, congregation, or small group, and will serve as a helpful supplement to the book, Christians Get Depressed Too.”

Christians Get Depressed Too: Jeni’s Story from HeadHeartHand Media on Vimeo.

Christians Get Depressed Too: Onica’s Story from HeadHeartHand Media on Vimeo.

Christians Get Depressed Too: Timika’s Story from HeadHeartHand Media on Vimeo.

Christians Get Depressed Too: Paul’s Story from HeadHeartHand Media on Vimeo.

Christians Get Depressed Too: Sue’s Story from HeadHeartHand Media on Vimeo.

Full details and study guides for each film are available here.