Category: Childhood Depression

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How to speak to your Children and Adolescents about the Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 10, 2020

It is a very difficult time for all of as news of Coronavirus is all around us and it is affecting our everyday lives. Many of us are at home social distancing or on lock down, and our children are not at school. Many of our children are aware that...

Is There More to Love Than What You've Experienced?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 31, 2018

One of the core traits of a dependent personality is difficulty accepting challenging or disturbing truths about self or others out of a need to maintain the status quo.

Learning How to Forgive Your Parents As a Teenager

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 18, 2017

Have you ever been so mad at someone (it doesn't have to be a parent) that it's all you could think about?  Every time you were around that person, you kept thinking about how mad you were.  You didn't want to be around that person.  Even though what made you...

Finding Emotional Balance During Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 20, 2016

What's wrong with me?  When his coworkers found out about Mark's promotion -- something he hadn't even applied for -- they slapped his back, shook his hand, and gave him high fives.  Mark couldn't figure out why he didn't feel that happy.  When told about the new job, he'd agreed...

The Surprising Role of Nutrition in Mental Health

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 7, 2016

The Surprising Role of Nutrition in Mental HealthIs there a link between your diet and your mental health? The rate of mental health issues among our population is on the rise – the World Health Organization forecast depression to be the number one disease on earth by 2020. Historically, our...

How Your Inner Child Influences Your Food Choices

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 12, 2016

You may be over forty, but most of us have one stubborn little kid rattling around inside. This “kid” represents some unfilled childhood need. And until we either fill or let go of that need, there he or she stays—never aging, always demanding.Kids like to eat junk food. They’re not...

Accepting Truths in Life

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 31, 2015

Accepting the truth in your life means you must come to accept the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. First, there comes an acceptance of the truth in your life that is causing you pain and is the source of your anger. This is the first step...

The Power of Altering Your Perceptions

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 19, 2015

Your life patterns are the result of your perception or view of life, and what you believed would happen. These are often forged in childhood. Once you understand your personal life patterns, you will be better able to discover certain perceptions and expectations that led you to either negative or...

Growing Up Without Emotional Security

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 1, 2015

One of the deepest needs of children is consistency, including the certain knowledge that they are unconditionally accepts and valued by those who love them. Small children crave the repetitive, constant nature of certain stories in which the same words or phrases are used over and over again. Children learn...

Addressing the Depression Epidemic

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 23, 2015

We live in a society where the opportunities for a vibrant, fulfilling life have never been greater. We have more, we understand more, and we control more than ever before. Our choices are staggering. It would seem our reasons for optimism are vast. Yet research indicates that almost 20 percent...

Clinical Depression on the Rise in Children and Teens

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  December 30, 2010

It is believed that as many as five percent of people under the age of 18 suffer from clinical depression during their childhood or teen years.

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