Helping those with anxiety and depression..

The Gospel Coalition have just published an article of mine: How to care for friends with anxiety and depression. See the whole article here.

For the practical section, these are my headings…

Get them talking (Prov. 20:5).

Check on their self-care (1 Tim. 6:8).

Break down their worries (Luke 12:32).

Break down their tasks (Matt. 6:34).

Help them build new routines (Prov. 15:22).

Make a “coping bank” with them (Rev. 2:4–5).

Don’t offer false reassurance (Jer. 6:14).

Ask about their mental diet as well as their physical needs (Phil. 4:8).

Challenge false guilt (1 Pet. 3:6).

Make the spiritual simple (Matt. 6:7).

Communicate hope (John 16:33).

Read the whole thing here

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