Category: Depression

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What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 19, 2022

Have you been asking yourself questions like “I feel sad for no reason?” or “Why am I so tired all the time?” Have these questions started popping up alongside a sudden change in the weather? If you said “yes” to any of the above, a condition known as seasonal affective...

How to Help Someone Who Is Depressed

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  December 9, 2021

Depression is a diagnosable mental health condition. Unfortunately, it's more common than you might expect 一 over a quarter of a billion people worldwide[1] are estimated to suffer from a depressive disorder. Sadly, depression doesn't only affect the person who's diagnosed with it; it's also extremely difficult for friends and...

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,...

The Whole-Person Approach to Depression Treatment

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 13, 2021

People arrive at the point of depression from many different places, indicating there are a variety of paths to recovery. In short, there is no one answer for depression and no single path to recovery. Just as the reasons for depression are a varied as the individuals who suffer from...

What Are The Causes & Symptoms Of Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 20, 2021

Have you ever wondered what causes depression and why some people are affected by it and others aren’t? Depression is a very complex disease, and the true cause of it is not yet fully known. Chemicals do play a part in depression, but it is much more complex than a...

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 how you feel, think, and act daily. 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 news is that depression is treatable with...

The Link Between Eating Disorders and Self-Mutilation

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 11, 2021

According to recent statistics, about 25 percent of people with eating disorders also engage in some form of self-mutilation, self-injury or self-harm. Self-mutilation, also known as self-harm or self-injury, is the act of intentionally harming one’s own body through cutting, burning, hair-pulling or a wide range of behaviors that inflict...

Strengthen Your Willpower by Mindfulness

By: John Williams  •  October 25, 2020

Around New Years, we make a lot of promises to ourselves—less procrastination, more  exercise, less junk food, more study, and so on. Most of these resolutions involve greater will-power and self control, something we always seem to have in short supply. Guess what research shows is the number one most...

The Link Between Sleep Patterns and Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 15, 2020

Depressed people experience an altered sleep cycle, entering REM sleep more quickly and spending less time in sleep stages three and four.

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...

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