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BC 604: Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide

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Allie Chasin

on 16 April 2018

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Transcript of BC 604: Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide

Where To Begin?!
The Gospel is the foundation

Biblical Counseling can, on average, be a slow process

Counseling approaches (formal settings vs my office)

Helping students feel that they are NOT "a project" to be fixed

Counseling is NOT preaching
Working Alongside With Families
Expectations of Families with Teens And Advice

Most families want immediate relief

"Please, just fix them!"

It takes time to build trust with students

A teachable heart is necessary

Involve the family
Suicidal Thoughts and Manifestations of Depression and Anxiety
Getting To The Root! A Biblical Approach
Depression and Anxiety
Depression (according to the dictionary): a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason
Ouside Influences
BC 604: Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide
Jeremiah 17:5-10

General Definitions and Secular Approaches
Anxiety (according to the dictionary): distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear or danger or misfortune or earnest but tense desire; eagerness
Depression And Teens
Teens are still developing
Culture's approach to depression is much broader
True Depression vs Our Culture's Approach
Depression and Anxiety Vs Teen Angst
Not everyone who is depressed is suicidal

Drama Vs Suicide and Real Concern

Texting and calling "emergencies"

Getting Your Attention
Manifestations of Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts

This includes cutting, body image, etc.
A false practice of finding relief
Feelings of being out of control
Help to get families involved!

Unsucessful and a total fail?
What About The Church Family???
Start building up your network of connections

Attend conferences or special events

Social Media (FB, Insta, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.)

Peers and Family

Pop Culture

What Is Their Heart Rooted In?
"I have got some issues..........."
By definition, angst is a feeling of anxiety about your life or situation.
Listen for "thorns"

Replace with Fruits of the Spirit

Focus on the heart!

Not a believer? Evangelism and Prayer
What is your Situation?
Be Encouraged!
Study The Scriptures!!
Be Humble
Pray and be Specific
Seek the counsel and Godly wisdom of others
Make ourselves nothing
Take detailed notes and type them out later
Circle Of trust
Dr. Sam Williams' Definition of Depression
"A self-focus and hopeless form of emotional pain; an introverted form of suffering that totally obscures hope"
GodLy Fear
Allie Chasin

Three Areas of Evaluation
Intensity of Feelings and Behaviors
Duration (How Long?)
Domain (Where Experiences Take Place)
Teens are in between childhood and adulthood
Biblical Thoughts on Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts
Moses (Numbers 11:15)
Elijah (1 Kings 19:4)
Jeremiah (Jeremiah 20:17-18)
Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1:4)
Paul (2 Corinthians 1:8)
Suicide is sinful and selfish
Psalm 42- Preach this to ourselves
Don't over spiritualize problems!
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