Published at PBS This Emotional Life on 8/31/11
When some people get down, they turn to spirituality and religion in the hopes that it will turn things around providing them a lift. For others, feeling depressed makes them feel alienated from their higher power. A review of the literature shows that spirituality (more than religion) can help even a person who is clinically depressed.
Here are some ways that you can draw on your spiritual side when emotionally you are feeling down: