Depression affects more than 300 million people around the world. [The World Health Organization.] These figures have increased by more than 18% between 2005 and 2015, so most families now either have someone with depression, or they know someone with depression. This creates a sizable mental health problem that is needing to be looked at in a different way.
Children are also vulnerable to depression.
Figures from Beyond Blue state that children as young as 4 are experiencing depression, and that from ages 4-17, 1 in 35 children have had a depressive episode.
With figures like these we know that as a community we need to look at different ways to help each other. The first step is to be aware that there is a problem. The next step is to find a solution.
Dr Neil Nedley, a physician, became aware of this far reaching problem of depression when he saw so many of his patients needing help. He has spent 15 years researching depression, and he has published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine and identified numerous causes of depression; where you can identify a cause of depression, it then becomes possible to find a cure.
Following his research, Dr Nedley produced an 8 week depression recovery program that educates people as to the causes of their depression, and how to recover.
The good news is that there are simple measures that we can use to improve depressive symptoms, and we can actually discover just what factors are influencing our depression, as symptoms can vary from person to person.
This Depression Recovery Program will help you to identify depression, and its causes, and improve depression through positive life style choices. We find that stress can be managed without distress, and use right thinking to improve wellness.
We learn the foods we need for optimal brain function and how they enhance our energy levels and mood.
We can actually improve our brain function, increase our emotional intelligence, achieve peak mental performance, find peace of mind, restored energy, joy, and satisfaction in living.
This program has been running in Australia for over 3 years, and hundreds of people have been positively helped in defeating their depression, and then they have been able to help others in improving and preventing depression.
During this program, you will become aware of factors influencing the way you feel. This is a very personal and empowering learning process.
Depression is treatable and preventable with specific lifestyle changes that give our bodies and our brains what they need to function optimally.
This Depression Recovery Program will be running again in 2018, on the Central Coast at the Kanwal Seventh Day Adventist church hall, 90 Minnamurra Rd Kanwal.
This is a free community program, and more information can be obtained, by contacting;
What is depression? Interview with John Bradshaw