Depression can range from feeling very sad (This is how I feel!) to an intense feeling of despair (This is how I am!).
It is estimated that nearly 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression. There has also been a marked increase in the number of students who are seeking help for depression. This booklet seeks to help us identify and understand depression, and make sense of a disease that has a debilitating effect upon a young person during the crucial stages of life, when facing the pressures of our own expectations and the expectations of others.
About the Author
Jim Winter has been in the pastoral ministry for over thirty years and lectures in the UK and
South East Asia on the subject of depression. He is the author of Depression: a rescue plan, published by Day One.