Shona Murray was always a type-A extrovert. She was a doctor, a pastor’s wife, a homeschooling mom, and an enthusiastic Christian. She didn’t consider herself the type who would ever experience depression. When it hit, it hit her hard.

Shona now understands the path of relentless responsibilities and physical exhaustion that led to her crash. It took major depression to help her see that asking for help is a normal and good part of the Christian life. To learn more about burnout, how to avoid it or come through it, check out the book Shona wrote with her husband, David: Refresh: Embracing a Grace-Paced Life in a World of Endless Demands.

Listen to Shona’s story or watch a video. The Murrays filmed two follow-up videos about burnout and depression: