Category: Depression Recovery

Blog posts, news articles, and other resources from The Center • A Place of HOPE

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...

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...

Getting Stuck in Hurt and Isolation

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 6, 2018

When you take the risk of opening up to others and begin to share who you are with someone you learn to trust, you are on your way to emotional wholeness.

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.

Finding Courage to Face Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 31, 2017

The source of this pain may be rooted in childhood, meaning you’re so accustomed to feeling this way, you may experience anger, fear, and guilt afresh at dredging up these truths.

What Causes a Negative Image of Yourself?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 7, 2017

Perhaps you have forgotten who you really are. Maybe you've never known. What causes a negative image of yourself? Your life story holds some valuable clues to solving the mystery.

Dr. Jantz and The Center Partner with Dr. Michael Gurian

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 30, 2017

Over 30 years ago, mental health expert Dr. Gregory Jantz pioneered whole person care to treat those suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders and addictions. Today, his dually-licensed mental health and addiction treatment facility, The Center • A Place of HOPE, is recognized as a Top 10 Facility for the treatment of...

Get Moving: Physical Motion and Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 8, 2016

Physical motion or exercise is vital to a healthy life, and it is also effective in relieving depression. 

How the Body's Stress Receptors React to Natural Herbal or Mineral Inputs

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 21, 2016

Can supplements provide actual sustainable stress and mood support?Stress. The “silent killer” as it is sometimes described. We experience stress to trigger short-term reaction to recognize and fend off danger, kickstart our adrenaline and our fight-or-flight instincts. But consistent, long-term stress over time can be not just emotionally and physically...

Supplements For Depression: An Expert Tells Her Story

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 14, 2016

Depression will be the #1 disease in the world by 2020 according to the World Health Organization. Anxiety rates continue to rise in our technology-laden, high-pressure society. Can nutrition and select supplements help temper depression and anxiety episodes? Today’s article was written by Therese Borchard and appeared on everydayhealth.com in...

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...

Our Need for Control

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 22, 2016

There is a wide difference between control and self-control. Many of us would admit to a desire for control in our lives and in fact have developed patterns and behaviors to attempt to achieve it. We’re not as diligent, however, when it comes to incubating an environment as amenable to...

Family Relationships: The Foundation for Job Interactions

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 23, 2016

Your working relationships can be affected if the personalities of your boss or co-workers closely approximate someone in your past who emotionally abused you. Your boss could be just like your dad. A supervisor could treat you just like your mother did. A co-worker could remind you of the way...

Runaway Thoughts and Panic Attacks

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  December 20, 2015

Jill suffered a devastating anxiety attack.  She had been depressed for months over her upcoming fiftieth birthday.  Instead of being a celebration of a half-century of life, Jill dreaded the date.  She forbade her family from making "a fuss."  She refused to go out with friends as the date approached. ...

Accepting the Truth of Your Life

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  December 13, 2015

Acceptance is an interesting word. It involves both the act of accepting as well as the fact of being accepted.  In this way, it's kind of a two-way street.  One of the corollary definitions of accepting is "to be able or designed to take hold, as in something added or...

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