Misconceptions concerning depression abound in society and even more so in the church. Some see it as a dark and scary thing which only a handful of people will deal with. Others see it only as a small problem that can be easily fixed with a healthier lifestyle.
The church is often met with discomfort when asked to assist the mentally ill. Personally, the church has upset my opinion of those in spiritual leadership, as well as in their attitude towards church members who suffer or who have suffered from any form of mental illness.