Christians are not immune to depression. Christians face the same challenges as non-Christians. Depression can affect anyone, at any age, race or ethnic group. According to the National Institute for Mental Health, clinical depression affects more than 19 million Americans each year. Some Christians do not seek help for depression when prayer alone has not led to relief. Spiritual factors may not be the only contributing factor to one’s experience of depression. Christian Family Institute specializes in treating the spiritual, emotional, and mental health needs of individuals, couples and families.