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In this edition of "Father Knows Best," a struggling husband asks how he can help his wife who is struggling with depression. FKB encourages him to seek help on his own.

Categories: Beliefs

Martin Elfert

Martin Elfert

The Rev. Martin Elfert is an immigrant to the Christian faith. After the birth of his first child, he began to wonder about the ways in which the Divine was at work in the world. Shortly thereafter, he joined Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, BC, where he and his new son were baptized at the Easter Vigil in 2005 and where the community encouraged him to seek ordination.

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  1. It is hard to watch a loved one suffer with depression. In the past, I suffered with depression for many years, so I know the feelings that accompany it. It’s wonderful that you want to help your wife, and Rev. Elfert did give you some great suggestions. Taking care of yourself is one of the first things you can do to best take care of her. Secondly, make sure that she is consulting with lots of different healthcare practitioners. Sometimes, doctors in the conventional medical world miss the mark about depression and end up just prescribing meds, which in my opinion, only end up causing other problems. Be sure you don’t forget about working with a Naturopath, Chiropractor or Acupuncturist in addition to her medical health team, as they may be able to help where conventional medicine fails.