Depression Support and Resources

Partnering, Encouraging, Empowering, Individuals and families suffering with daily depression of any level by providing spiritual support, life coaching, connecting to needed resources and providing on Zoom personal meeting.
Psalm 34: 17-18

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them, He delivers them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Understanding Depression

  • 322 million people worldwide suffer from depression according to the World Health Organization.
  • Over 34 million US residents aged 65 and above are currently suffering from depression.
  • 3.2% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 1.9 million have been diagnosed having  depression).
  • 75% of people suffering from a mental health disorder receive no treatment in developing  countries.
  • 20% of people suffer from at least one depressive episode before becoming adults.

There are many different types of depression. There are many levels of depression. Some people see depression as just having a bad day that makes you feel a little down. While others experience Clinical Major Depressive Disorder that brings debilitating, deep sadness and loss of hope. Clinical depression is persistent, it is a feeling of hopelessness, a loss of interest in the things that once made a person happy. This depression is more than just feeling the blues, it is not a weakness in a person, you cannot simply “snap out of it”.

I have often been told and heard other people say, “We all feel down sometimes, you’ll be ok”. Then there are those people that think your weak because your depressed. They are some of the coldest, most uncompassionate depressed people can be around, avoid them when you can. Depressed people are some of the strongest people I know. You must be must strong to live and survive clinical depression of all kinds. We really can’t blame people for not understanding or for thinking depressed people are week. If you have never experienced Clinical Depression, you can’t understand the debilitating feels that come along with depression.

You may be asking how do I know so much about depression? Because I live it! As I am writing, I am battling clinical depression myself. I am battling for my hope, happiness, my joy and my life. I do understand. There are millions of people facing that same daily fight. We can allow depression to either defeat us or bring us together as a family of depressed people that support one another anyway needed. Partner with another depressed person. Be their strength when they are weak. They can be your strength when you’re weak. You are not alone. We Battle together!  Join our family on journey of healing and support! Remember

God and our Lord Jesus Christ are always’ s with us. Blessing and Strength to You All!

-Pastor Derone Armstrong
Battleground Ministries

“Defeating Satan With the Word of God”

ZOOM Counseling by appointment only. Call 1-513-800-1085 to make an appointment.



Depression & Suicide

Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health conditions in the U. S. and it is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In 2020, an estimated 14.8 million adults aged 18 or older and 4.1 million U.S. adolescents aged 12 to 17 had at least one major depressive episode with severe impairment in the past year. (NIMH)

  • Rates of depression we higher among young adults between the ages of 18 and 29. (CDC)
  • Around 39% of adults with major depressive episode did not receive treatment. (NIMH)
  • 10% of physician’s office visits with depression indicated on the medical record. (CDC)
  • An estimated 4.1 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States had at least one

Major depressive episode.

  • The rates of depression have been rising among adolescents in the United States. Greater than 1 in 20 children aged 6 to 17 in the United States, in 2011 – 2012 were found to have  current anxiety or depression by parent report. (Bitsko et al 2018)
  • About 60% of adolescents with a major depressive episode did not get treatment. (NIMH)

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide as measured by years lived with disability. Almost 75% of people with mental disorders remain untreated in developing countries with almost 1 million people taking their lives each year. Suicide a buy product of depression. Suicide, some observers believe, is less an attempt to end one’s own life than to escape the mental pain of endless negative thoughts. (www.psychology


Phone Resources

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline: 1-800-662-4357
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
  • Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 or (988)
  • The National Mental Hotline 1-866-903-3787
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988
  • Crisis Text Line Text Hello to 741741
  • Youth Line: Text teen2teen to 839863 0r call 1-877968-8491
  • Child help National Child Abuse Hotline call or 1-800-422-4453
  • Senior Talk Line 205-3288-255
  • Rape Response/SANE 205-323-7273