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A View into How She Overcame Depression with Dr. Michelle Bengtson
**A gentle warning, this episode discusses depression and suicide. If you are feeling vulnerable in this area, please consult with a doctor or mental health professional in your area. Or call the Suicide Prevention number listed in the resources.** This episode of The Warfare Parenting Podcast is a story of victory with our guest, Dr. Michelle Bengtson. Dr. Michelle shares her story of depression in her teen years, her family's history of depression, and how she overcame her battle with depression. She explains the way that grief and depression can overlap with each other, and sometimes normal, healthy grief can lapse into depression. From there, she walks us through her personal experiences with depression, how she reached out to God for spiritual guidance in her depression, and what she did to find peace and comfort in her life. Dr. Michelle dives deeper into the spiritual components of depression and how we should reach out to God in these moments. The result of treating depression spiritually is an approach that offers the hope of release, not just the management of symptoms. For those who struggle with depression and those who want to help them, this is an episode you absolutely must listen to. Who is Dr. Michelle Bengtson? Dr. Michelle Bengtson is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist with more than 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and mental disorders in children, adults, and seniors. Dr. Bengtson worked at several major medical centers prior to starting her private clinical practice in Southlake, Texas in the year 2000. She worked in rehabilitation, consultation and liason, hematology and oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry departments of both pediatric and general medical institutions. She worked extensively with patients suffering from chronic mental illness, traumatic brain injury, stroke, seizures, learning disabilities, attention and memory disorders, developmental disorders, and psychological difficulties. She loves offering practical resources to help her audience grow in your walk with the Lord. Things We Talk About in this Episode: How do grief and depression overlap and what are the differences between the two? Why can it be so difficult for people to notice depression in themselves? What are the spiritual components of depression and how should we reach out to God when we or our child is suffering from depression? Resources: Purchase Dr. Michelle's Book, Hope Prevails, at the link here: www.amazon.com/Hope-Prevails-Insights-Personal-Depression/dp/080072707X Our listeners can learn more about Dr. Michelle and her resources, books, and more by checking out her website: www.drmichellebengtson.com US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 Or you can text "home" to 741741 Free Resources - A Gift from Laine to You! https://lainelawsoncraft.com/life Free - Is Life Hurting Too Much: The Three R's to Walking into Healing" E-BOOK DOWNLOAD FREE: 5 Warfare Prayers for Your Prodigal: https://lainelawsoncraft.com/warfare-prayers/ Thank you so much for joining me for this episode of Warfare Parenting. I hope you've found some encouragement or helpful info in this episode to help you on your journey. If you have a specific topic, you'd like me to talk about or a guest you'd like me to have on the show. Please feel free to send me a message on Instagram or Facebook. You can even text "Hi Laine" to 55444. Follow the podcast, so you never miss an episode, and leave me a rating and review. I would be so grateful!
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