I attended a Christian Science Sunday School all through childhood

I attended a Christian Science Sunday School all through childhood. In my senior year in high school, I began to see that Christian Science teaches universal Truth, and from that time I have devoured it. Even though it began to help me in a very special way with daily problems, I found I was most of all relieved and grateful that there is one universal Truth, and that I had found it. This fact has never lost its significance for me.

From the time I was nine years old, I suffered from periods of deep depression. At that time this condition was not commonly known as depression, but was just assumed to be sadness. But as opposed to sadness, a great and all-encompassing darkness would take over my thought, and I would feel utter hopelessness about life. I would find myself with absolutely no desire to break out of this state. As a child, I would want to curl up in a corner and not move, and as an adult at work, I would do the work I had to do and then, whenever possible, run and hide in a bathroom or storeroom so I wouldn't have to talk to anyone. These states of depression would last three months at a time, and then gradually I would become myself again, but never understanding why these bouts came upon me or what to do about it if they came again.

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.