I suffer from clinical depression as part of my schizoaffective disorder.
My faith is both a help and a hindrance. You have asked how it helps, so I will focus on that
My faith gives me a reason to keep going, keep trying and keep living. It often brings me solace and a sense that someone is there who cares and has got control of the situation, even if I don’t Due to strong beliefs about the sanctity of life, even though I have suicidal thoughts and tendencies I very rarely give in, because I believe my life is not belonging to me, but to God; also, that somehow with and through these illnesses, I can bring glory to God’s name and share Him and His love with others