You Can Hope Again If you feel you will never get out of depression, Dr. Gregg Jantz has one word for you: hope. Gregg believes that since every person’s path into depression is unique, every path out will...
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You Can Hope Again
If you feel you will never get out of depression, Dr. Gregg Jantz has one word for you: hope. Gregg believes that since every person’s path into depression is unique, every path out will be unique as well. And healing is possible.
Turning Your Down into Up will help you:
• Determine whether you are depressed
• Understand why you can’t “just snap out of it”
• Decide whether medication might be a good option for you
• See the link between depression and overdependence on social media
• Understand how family dynamics affect you
• Be encouraged that you can find healing
This practical book includes a three-month personal recovery plan that focuses on spiritual renewal, emotional wellness, environmental balance, physical health, relational healing, and tech detox. Along with unique insights into treating the whole person, Turning Your Down into Up includes questions for reflection and journaling prompts. Here you will find real answers…Real freedom…Real hope.
“Turning Your Down Into Up is a comprehensive, whole-person approach to curing depression…with new answers and hope for the healing journey.”
—Dr. Catherine Hart Weber, author of Flourish: Discover The Daily Joy of Abundant, Vibrant Living
Ann McMurray lives in Edmonds, WA.
Gregory Jantz, PhD, is a nationally certified psychologist and licensed mental health counselor, a certified eating disorder specialist, and a certified chemical dependency counselor. Author of more than sixteen books and popular speaker, Dr. Jantz brings his whole-person vision of hope to audiences around the country through speaking, seminars, conferences, radio, and television.
Some of his recent books include Happy for the Rest of Your Life; Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse; Every Woman's Guide To Managing Your Anger and Hope, Help, and Healing for Eating Disorders.
- <b>contents<br></b><br>acknowledgments <br>introduction: Not Just A Case Of The Blues <br><br>1 Emotional Currents <br>2 Emotional Equilibrium <br>3 The Pressures Of Life <br>4 The Purpose-filled Life <br>5 Family Dynamics <br>6 Rebuilding Relationships <br>7 Physical Causes Of Depression <br>8 Replenishing The Body <br>9 Renewing Your Spiritual Connections <br>10 Integrating The Whole Person <br>11 The Personal Recovery Plan <br><br>notes <br>resource List
Not Just a Case of the Blues
Depression is on the rise, according to the World Health Organization. The phenomenon isn&'t contained within the borders of the United States or confined to the technological frontiers of the First World. Across the globe, by the year 2020, depression will be second only to heart disease as the leading cause of debilitating illness. It&'s everywhere; it&'s increasing; it&'s serious. This isn&'t just a global case of the blues.
If you ask people on the street if they know someone who has suffered from heart problems, they will probably tell about an uncle or a parent who has had a heart attack, angioplasty, or bypass surgery. In some cases, that person may no longer be alive. But often, the patient will have recovered and is reportedly &"doing great.&"
Ask them if they know someone who has suffered from depression, and they may not answer as quickly. Most will probably be able to come up with someone. They may remember an aunt who always seemed unhappy at family functions, if she showed up at all. They may recall a cousin who was depres