How Do I Heal from My Depression? (The Patrick Madrid Show)

Ben, engulfed by the shadows of depression, contemplates a question that weighs heavy: would ending his life make Jesus frown upon him?

Patrick Madrid steps in and emphasizes, with a conviction that pierces the gloom, “God gave you life so that you can know Him, love Him, and serve Him… He loves you.” This isn’t just a statement; it’s a lifeline thrown into the stormy seas Ben finds himself in.

Patrick gently reminds Ben (and all of us) that life, this intricate tapestry of highs and lows, is a gift too precious to be surrendered. He acknowledges the crushing weight of Ben’s struggles but counters it with an irrefutable truth: God has a plan, and this storm shall pass. ☀️

A Rally Cry Against Despair: “Your life is worth fighting for,” Patrick declares, turning the tables on the voice of despair whispering insidiously in Ben’s ear. Identifying this nemesis as nothing less than the devil’s deceit, Patrick arms Ben with a shield of faith and practical wisdom. He advises Ben to reject these whispers fiercely, to keep pushing forward, and to remember that brighter days lie ahead.

Patrick doesn’t stop there. He equips Ben with practical tools and advice: reach out to the National Suicide Hotline (988), seek medical expertise, and perhaps most poignantly, pray. 🙏

If you or a loved one are struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts, or any mental health crisis, please contact the National Suicide Hotline.

Your life is more important than you’ll ever know, and you are loved.

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at and on the Relevant Radio® app.