The CDC came out with this stunning report last year: In July 2020, 1 in 4 young adults in America ages 18-24, contemplated suicide due to the pandemic. That’s a 300% increase over July 2019. In August 2020, The JAMA Network reported the percentage of Americans suffering with depression symptoms during the coronavirus pandemic spiked to 28%, up from 9% in 2019.

Here’s some good news among that bad news: Suicidal ideation and depression are not life sentences . . . if we take appropriate steps toward healing.

In this article, John Opalewski discusses four foundational steps toward healing by nurturing the relationship we have with ourselves.

Click here to read it on our PastorWell Blog.

By: John Opalewski
John has served as an associate, campus, and lead pastor, and has held multiple leadership roles in the business world. John’s experience as a leader in both the church and business arenas has made him a sought-after international speaker, consultant, and mentor. John, and his wife Laura, founded Converge Coaching in 2013.