Episode 56: Why Am I Depressed and How Do I Cope?

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Why Am I Depressed and How Do I Cope?
Why Am I Depressed and How Do I Cope?

Knowing that we do not need to face depression alone is a true comfort. Heather addresses several questions homeschool moms may face in Episode 56 of The Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show—“Why Am I Depressed and How Do I Cope?” Listen today to explore what could be causing depression, what you can do about it, and where in God’s Word to find help!


Connect with God’s Word 

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 3:2)

And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it . . .” (1 Corinthians 12:26a

I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things, I am instructed to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.” (Philippians 4:12)

Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thy whithersoever thou goest.” (Joshua 1:9)

. . . and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:20)

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.” (Psalm 68:19)

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s.” (Exodus 20:17)

But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.” (1 Kings 19:4)

But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” (Genesis 50:20)

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Connect with The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine 

For more on today’s topic, click on the links to these articles from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine:

Navigating the Mid-Winter Doldrums”

5 Powerful Weapons to Beat the Winter Blues

Overcoming Hurdles

Ten Years of Burnout

What to Do When You Are Nice and Crispy

Connect with the TOS App

The Winter issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is available on the TOS app. Look inside this edition for homeschool fun and games, how to teach logic and strategy, and writing tips. Take a break and snuggle up—hot chocolate in hand—and read the newest edition from cover to cover to inspire you in 2024. It’s better on the app!

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In addition to a variety of courses, members gain access to encouraging articles related to today’s topic. 

“Sometimes the circumstances bringing us into depression are dictated by the selfish decisions of others—but the Lord can deliver us.”—Heather Vogler

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Connect with Upcoming Episodes

New episodes of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show are released every Monday. Check back right here for show notes and links at Here’s what you can look forward to next:  

  • 2/26/24: Episode 57—“Teacher Helps: Podcasts, Books, and Blogs” hosted by Christine Weller of
  • 3/4/24: Episode 58—“STEM, STEAM, and Science Fairs. Why Bother?” hosted by Stephanie Morrison of The Old Schoolhouse®
  • 3/11/24: Episode 59—“Teen Rebels and Grown Prodigals: Pain and Prayer” hosted by Deborah Weuhler of The Old Schoolhouse®

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