Freed from depression

Originally written in Portuguese, this first appeared in the March 2017 Portuguese, Spanish, French, and German editions of The Herald of Christian Science.

A few years ago, my father died and I became really sad. Around this time, I became pregnant and also started to develop low self-esteem. The situation worsened after my son’s birth. And when my son was nine months old, my husband and I filed for divorce. So I began to feel increasingly sad. I did not want to be away from my home and socialize with friends or other people, or even to have contact with family members. I just wanted to stay in bed, sleeping all the time.

At one point, I visited a psychiatrist, who said I should take five pills daily. I started to feel dependent on that medication, which was very distressing to me. The psychiatrist also recommended that a therapist support the case, and so I began to visit a therapist’s office on a weekly basis.

But in January 2015, I became acquainted with Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. I started reading the book, beginning with the chapter “Fruitage,” which has many testimonies of healing. These testimonies made me realize how people were healed of various problems entirely through what they were learning. 

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