Depression is a personal and deeply painful problem. It t only causes great trials for the sufferer but also for the family and friends, who face the pain of seeing someone for whom they have a deep affection suffering greatly. The same is true in the wider spiritual family of the church fellowship. All often endure the frustrating perplexity of t kwing how to respond. Kwing from painful experience that the wrong word spoken and the wrong attitude adopted can make things worse, they may endure the anguish of being reduced to a guilty silence. This book is primarily designed for those who face depression as their own persistent pain, but it is also directed more widely to Christians whatever their temperament. The author seeks to equip the reader to be a maximum help to those who suffer depression and to show that the Bible has the answer as to how we should face it.