According to a World Health Organization bulletin, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015.
Author Dr. Gregory Jantz can personally relate to those who suffer from depression. Not only is he founder of The Center: A Place of Hope, a clinic for treating depression and other mental health issues, but he has also experienced depression himself.
At one time, he struggled to get out of bed in the morning, and life seemed dull and hopeless. He worked too much, ate poorly, adopted a sedentary lifestyle, and struggled with caffeine addiction, insomnia, and low spiritual interest.
Eventually, he exhausted himself to the point of intervention, which motivated him to develop healthier habits: shortened workdays, regular walks, improved sleep patterns, a nutritious diet, and time for prayer and reflection.
Dr. Jantz is with us on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Finding Hope for Lasting Relief from Depression” to share how he – and you – can progress from depressed to healthy through faith, the support of friends and family, and proper medical care if necessary.
If you could use someone to talk to, we have caring Christian counselors on staff, and it would be their privilege to offer you a free consultation. Call us, leave your name and number, and they’ll get back with you just as soon as possible. The number during business hours is 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
Dr. Gregory Jantz’s book, Healing Depression for Life: The Personalized Approach That Offers New Hope for Lasting Relief, is available for a gift of any amount. We’ll send it out to you as a way of saying thank you for partnering with us to strengthen families with the resources they need. For more information, click here.