Depression, Justice, and Liberation


This is my 8th post in a Lenten series on depression and Monica A. Coleman’s book Not Alone.

Perhaps because I’ve tried to hide my depression for so many years, I have never thought of depression and mental illness as a justice issue.  This is even more surprising to me because one of the ways I began to battle depression early in my adulthood was becoming an activist.  Peace, economic justice, environmental issues, and human rights topped my list.  Activism wasn’t only something that reflected my politics and my religious beliefs, it was also a type of therapy.

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