A new study by Lisa Miller Professor of Clinical Psychology at Colombia found that those who placed a high importance in religion or spirituality had thicker cortices than those who did not. For those with a family history of mental illness, the results were even more striking – a thicker cortex was found in precisely the same regions of the brain that has otherwise shown thinning in people at high risk of developing depression. Miller believes that depression is God calling for a spiritual awakening. It is through the road of trials and tribulations that we develop in our relationship with God. The great Theologian Augustine said of God ‘our hearts are restless until we find rest in you’ Invite someone going through a crisis to take a closer look at Christ and his church.