MS 007: Alia Joy ~ Depression, Desperation, and a Broken Hallelujah

Alia Joy Depression

Welcome to episode 007 of Mud Stories!

Mud Stories is a podcast dedicated to bringing you inspiration in your muddiest moments, hope to make it through your mud, and encouragement for you to know, you are not alone.

In today’s episode I’m talking to Alia Joy, a storyteller, speaker, and homeschooling mother of three who makes her home in Central Oregon.

Alia shares her life with readers of her blog Alia— a resting place for the beauty she finds woven throughout even the most broken of stories. Her personal tale touches on so many of the hurts of today’s women: depression, abuse, race, culture, body image and the hard work of seeing God’s glory in every mess.

Alia’s unique perspective and raw vulnerability make her an approachable voice, bringing hope her readers. She is a regular contributor to both the Allume and (in)courage blogs, and can be found on twitter  hashtagging “all the things,” drinking copious amounts of coffee, and making goo-goo eyes at her husband.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Alia’s story and journey through depression
  • Postpartum depression vs. Major Depression & Cyclothymia
  • How to recognize the symptoms of depression
  • Practical steps we can take today if we’re impacted by depression
  • And a community challenge to stand together against depression: #mudstoriesbeautiful

Mud Stories 007: Alia Joy ~ On living through depression and how to offer up a broken hallelujah… [Tweet that]

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For I, the Lord your God,  hold your right hand; 
It is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”
Isaiah 41:13 (ESV)

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