When Depression Helps as well as Hurts
“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” – 2 Corinthians 7:10
Obviously, there is a major difference between being sad or sorrowful and being depressed. Being sorrowful is an emotion, which can be healthy in some situations while unhealthy in others. For instance, sorrow over having wounded a friend emotionally could lead to repentance, reconciliation and forgiveness. Sorrow over dislike of self or a lack of self-esteem, however, would not be healthy. Chaplains, Pastors and church professionals are invited to join us at Brookhaven Hospital on February 22nd 2007 as Ron Nofziger, Director of Chaplains at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa, discusses the differences between sorrow, depression and clinical depression in his presentation “When Sorrow Helps as well as Hurts.”
The Minister’s Lifeline Series is a pastoral support service offered by Brookhaven Hospital, as part of its Renewal Christian Care program for mental health treatment and recovery. This seminar is CCE approved through the Association of Professional Chaplains.