Depression, a spiritual guide
"I do not know whether you suffer from depression. Specialist doctors often ask: Do you ever feel the desire to weep? Do you ever think that life is not worth living? Do you consider committing suicide? Do you often have guilt, or inferiority complexes? Do you recently eat more, or less than usual? etc. Yet many centuries ago, another healer of souls and bodies dealt with depression and is still concerned with it. This healer is our Orthodox Faith, and its teachings and lifestyles, as recommended by the Holy Scriptures and Holy Tradition of the Orthodox Church. God himself was the first to deal with this disease. God is man's first healer, who sought to free him from depression."