“I’m so depressed.” “I do not feel like even getting out of bed, today.” These are just some of the few comments that are made all over world, everyday in all walks of life. People are depressed in epidemic proportions. According to recent 2012 statistics:
- Approximately 18.8 million American adults, or about 9.5 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year, have a depressive disorder.
- Depression affects all people regardless of age, geographic location, demographic or social position.
- Depressive disorders are appearing earlier in life with the average age of onset 50 years ago being 29; whereas, recent statistics indicate it at just 14.5 years in today’s society.
The bottom line is that depression is spreading like wildfire but that does not correspond with how Jesus said, “I came that you may have life and have it to the full (abundantly). So, in this fifth week of the Apps for Life series, we will go to “God’s App Store” and download the APP God has for depression.