Category: Depression Information Articles

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Reasons To Consider Inpatient Treatment For Depression

By: Karen Fallen-Rhodes, LMHCA  •  September 3, 2021

Why seek treatment for depression and anxiety? And why would anyone seek in-patient treatment? Let’s take these questions one at a time. Why seek treatment at all? This is easy to answer for severe depression that is keeping you out of work, or completely disabling your ability to deal with...

Determinants of Health

By: Dr. Katie Ferree  •  September 3, 2021

Where do you begin to support your mental health when life feels chaotic and overwhelming? Notice I said when and not if, because who doesn’t feel like life is chaotic and overwhelming right now? The Depression and Anxiety World We Live In In our fast-paced, fad-driven, fact-confused world, we’re given...

Interventions for Depression: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

By: Karen Fallen-Rhodes, LMHCA  •  September 3, 2021

I remember my first group breathing exercise. “This will totally relax you,” our instructor promised. “Breathe in deeply….slowly….now hold it. Longer….longer….now breathe out as  S-l-o-o-o-w-l-y as you can….” In my chair, obediently following all the instructions, I was freaking out. Where was the relaxation? I was about to lose my...

The Physical Effects of Anorexia & Bulimia

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 13, 2021

Your body is paying a heavy price for an eating disorder. If you are bulimic and use laxatives or vomiting to purge, your skin is probably quite dry and frequently breaks out in small rashes and pimples. If your salivary glands haven’t yet become enlarged because of your constant vomiting,...

Depression Guide (Downloadable PDF)

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 19, 2021

Here is Dr. Gregory Jantz's FREE Depression Guide. This guide is meant to be informative and provide helpful comments and tips for conversation starters for pastoral staff, counselors, and individuals working with someone struggling with depression. It is not intended to be a substitute for treatment or professional care. If...

What Is Depression?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 19, 2021

Depression is a common and serious illness that can affect the way you feel, you think, and how you act every single day. If you or a loved one are suffering from depression, you are not alone.  Over 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression each year. But the good...

CBT For Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 19, 2021

Depression is a common and serious illness that can affect the way you feel, you think, and how you act every single day. If you or a loved one are suffering from depression, you are not alone.  Over 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression each year. But the good...

Dr. Gregory Jantz Explains Signs and Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety For the Holidays

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  November 19, 2019

Media Contact:  Adam Taff, 913.484.1140, adamt@aplaceofhope.com, Dr. Jantz Media Representative PRESS RELEASE (Edmonds, WA) September 26, 2019 – Dr. Gregory Jantz, best-selling author of 39 books, founder of nationally acclaimed The Center• A Place of HOPE in Edmonds, Washington, and leading mental health expert, today provides guidance for professionals and...

Trauma & Depression: The Other Side Of The Mountain

By: Hannah Smith  •  October 28, 2019

Part II of a Six-part Trauma Series. Trigger warning: This is a difficult topic. Some examples of trauma with depression will be eluded to without details in order to set a scene for clarity and relatability.  _____________ Skyla sits and stares out the window of her small apartment. She watches...

What Trauma Is And Is Not

By: Hannah Smith  •  October 7, 2019

Part I of a Six-part Trauma Series. Trigger warning: This is a difficult topic. Some examples of traumas will be alluded to without details in order to set a scene for clarity and relatability.  _____________ “What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I just snap out of it?  It’s been almost...

Rediscovering Childhood Through Your Adult Eyes

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 30, 2019

When you were growing up, you may have been told over and over, in a variety of ways, that you weren’t good enough, smart enough fast enough, thin enough, or just plain not enough of anything to please your parents.  In order to numb this crushing sense of failure and...

The Connection Point: How You View Yourself

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 7, 2018

How you feel about yourself affects all of your other relationships.  Some of you may not be used to the idea that you have a distinct relationship with yourself, but you do.  You have a personality and a will; you have a perspective on life that is lived out in...

Who Are You Without Your Addiction?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 28, 2018

I think people are fearful of giving up an addiction because they believe they will be in pain without it. Instead, they say without their addiction, they will be anxious or afraid.

Finding Hope for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 5, 2018

When people are burdened by fear, worry, and anxiety, they struggle to live productive, happy lives.  These same feelings propel them headlong into excesses.  Often, they are focused on the negativity associated with their excesses, such as obesity or alcoholism or addiction to pornography.  They want help to "just stop"...

Healthy Relationships Mean Becoming Emotionally Healthy Yourself

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 27, 2018

Healthy people are growing people, and people do not grow healthy in isolation.

Answer These Questions to Determine Your Current Stress Level

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 20, 2018

If you try to live without balance, you will invariably retreat to older patterns of thinking.  The tendency is always to default to previous, often unbalanced, behavior when the going gets rough, when feeling boxed in, or when the pressures of life become more than you feel you can bear. ...

"Impending Disasters" Associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 27, 2018

Sometimes people will take their feelings of dread and impending disaster and concentrate it into a single area of concern.  Pamela was terrified of germs, of unclean things harming her body and making her sick.  It was not unusual for Pamela to wash her hands twenty times a day.  Public...

Open the Door to Your Problems

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 12, 2018

It is so important, as you work toward taking charge of your life, that you begin to insist on dealing with reality instead of perception.  As I've counseled people, I've been amazed at how deceptive people can be to one another.  But the person you and I are best at...

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