Shame, Perfectionism & Smiling Depression :: Misty Persefield & Stephanie Coker [Ep 154] February 27, 2017 | Posted by GodCenteredMom on encouragement, God Centered Mom Podcast, grace, healing / Tagged: brene brown, Perfectionism, shame, smiling depression | 7 comments http://traffic.libsyn.com/godcenteredmom/GCMEp154MistyStephanie.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | ... read more → 7 comments Annette February 27, 2017 at 12:41 This is so powerful. I think something worth mentioning (something I’ve experienced), is that with the “smiling depression” and perfectionism, it can be true that the individual doesn’t feel worthy of help. I struggled for a long time being too afraid to ask for help, because I felt like I didn’t fit the description of depression/anxiety well enough. Thanks for this episode, it really spoke to my heart. Misty February 28, 2017 at 12:09 That is such a good point. I know that I personally *almost* got help about 5 years ago. But, I didn’t think what I was dealing with was what the “depression hurts” campaigns were telling me. My struggle was hurting…but in a different way. I hope you have some good support around you Annette. I am lifting you up! Amy March 10, 2017 at 12:53 Thank you so much for sharing this. Because of this podcast I have called and made an appointment to see a counselor. It is so encouraging to know that I’m not alone in my struggles, and this has helped me get the courage to make the call. This podcast and this message are a blessing! Michelle Twin Mum March 15, 2017 at 05:00 Listening to this podcast I had so many enlightening moments, thank you so much for your brave and open sharing. Mich x Mallika June 11, 2017 at 15:17 Waw this podcast is so helpful listening to your wonderful stories it gives me a boost how to move forward and that I am not alone just want to say that we need to know that we are special because Jesus is with. Mallika June 11, 2017 at 15:17 Jesus is with us. Kathrine July 11, 2017 at 12:24 I think it’s important as Christian women to also talk about depression and what happens when counseling isn’t enough and the shame they feel when that happens. The taboo feelings that comes when their christian counselor(s) tell them they aren’t allowing God/Holy Spirit to heal them. There is such a huge stigma around the idea of a christian women being put on depression medication and that’s horrible. I think there is a place for counseling AND medication. I that it’s worth mentioning that and there are some depressions that will not go away with just counseling!