Edmonds, WA (Jul 6, 2011) — With more than 24% of youth between the ages of 10 and 24 suffering from depression and/or anxiety, it’s no surprise suicide is the third leading cause of death in America. Every year in the U.S., approximately 4,400 young people kill themselves and more than 14,900 youths show up in the hospital with self-inflicted injuries. Dr. Gregory L. Jantz, PhD, founder of The Center for Counseling & Health Resources, urges you to seek treatment for depression or anxiety for your child before it’s too late. Dr. Jantz has created an online depression survey designed to help identify signs of depression and anxiety in youth as well as sufferers of all ages.
Depression is commonly defined as a long-term sense of sadness without any real reason or cause, and anxiety is an unconscious, ongoing sense of dread or tension without any real danger. Dr. Jantz’ depression survey asks survey takers if they’ve experienced more than 30 indicators of depression or anxiety, including:
- A loss of enjoyment in established activities
- An increase in irritability or impatience
- Constant anxiety or fear about the future
- A major loss or gain in weight
- Recurring disturbances in sleep patterns for more than two weeks
- An inability to concentrate or make decisions for more than two weeks
- Thoughts or discussions of suicide
If you are experiencing several of the indicators in the survey, Dr. Jantz urges you to seek help for depression or anxiety.
In today’s competitive, success-driven culture, the pressures on kids are overwhelming. Dr. Jantz’s books, The Molding of a Champion and Healthy Habits, Healthy Kids, offer practical parenting advice based on his whole-person concept of healthy healing. Whether or not the Depression Survey confirms a problem of depression or anxiety in your children, these books can help you create a well-balanced, healthy and spiritual living environment for your family.
With more than 25 empowering books and more than 25 years of successful healing at The Center, Dr. Jantz’s whole-person approach to addressing the physical, emotional and spiritual health of individuals has proven itself over and over again. Contact The Center at www.aplaceofhope.com for more resources and treatment options for depression and anxiety.