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Welcome to the Human Race

Welcome to the Human Race

Oct 31, 2017-- How can one find connection and meaning through an experience as isolating and dark as depression? In "Darkness Before Dawn: Redefining the Journey through Depression," Parker Palmer is among sixteen teachers who share their insights, perspectives, and even some positives after having experienced depression first hand. Despite that going through depression is difficult and disheartening beyond words, the experience can end up making people more courageous, compassionate, and ultimately more connected to the human race. If you know someone who is suffering, Palmer suggests, "Be present to them in a way that expresses faith and confidence that they have what it takes to make it through." With rates of depression alarmingly high while people still suffer in silence, it is time for a conversation about depression. Here, Palmer opens up about his own experiences in the hope of helping others. (6648 reads)

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