We were grateful to have Aled Seago interviewed by George Crowder at our “Diary of a Downcast Soul” event, on the subject of depression among Christians.
Aled was helpfully frank about how medication and counselling have benefited him, and we also gained an insight into how church and friendship can help someone to keep going through the darkest of days. Aled also spoke about the particular challenge of suffering depression as a Christian, grappling with why God permits suffering at all. In the end, there is hope in Christ as we look forward to a day when God will wipe away every tear.
George was also questioned about his role as someone who had helped Aled in his depression. George explained his own feelings of inadequacy for the task, yet he simply stayed in close friendship throughout.