Don’t Jump! It’s Only a Bump Offers Faith-Based Interventions for Depression  



By Dave Heyl


  1. LOUIS, Mo. – “Depression is the unwanted guest in the lives of an estimated 350 million people worldwide,” a stark reminder that Alicia Seidler, a licensed psychotherapist, offers in her forward to the acclaimed new book by St. Louis author Dave Heyl that offers a solution to men and women who suffer from depression and thoughts of suicide.


Don't JumpIn Don’t Jump! It’s Only a Bump: A Spiritual Guide to Battling Depression, Dave takes a simple and straightforward approach to helping people deal with depression: he ties a person’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being to depression and then shares positive results from real people with their situations. People like Dave’s friend Tim. Tim was a successful executive whose life fell apart following a divorce and ruinous business decisions and who began suffering from depression. Then, as Dave writes, “despondent, desperate and contemplating suicide, Tim made a fateful, last-ditch decision to reach out to God . . . and experienced an encounter with [Him] that was life altering.”


In Don’t Jump! Dave describes the life-affirming values to be found in the Bible that can help bring victims of depression back from the brink. With its collection of success stories, firsthand knowledge, straight talk and Biblical wisdom, Don’t Jump! inspires its readers to strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ to achieve a fulfilling, rewarding life.


Dave’s book comes at a critical time, as, according to recent university study, Americans are more depressed now than they have been in decades, and depression is a condition that reportedly affects 1 in 10 Americans at one point in their lives. It can be extremely difficult to overcome such feelings, even with professional help, and can feel as if nothing short of a miracle from God can change one’s life in a positive way. The remarkable Don’t Jump! It’s Only a Bump shows that people can have victory over depression and thoughts of suicide through a life-changing experience with Jesus Christ.


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