6 Ways to Fight Depression
This is a free event, led by Dr. Stephen Ilardi, will be held in the Student Center East Building at Church of the Resurrection on Saturday, February 2 at 10:00am. You can register by clicking on the link on the right which will help us be the most prepared to welcome you. You will need to register if you need childcare, which is available for the first 20 children.
Clinically based. Hope filled. Lives Changed.
6 Steps to Fight Depression is intentionally very practical. It is based upon The Depression Cure, written by University of Kansas Professor Dr. Stephen Ilardi. Clinical depression has a physical basis to it. A depressed brain is an inflamed brain, and while some medicines have been helpful in addressing the physiological causes, recent discoveries have turned the attention to more natural approaches. Up until recently, human history has included a set of natural behaviors that have been discovered to physically fight the symptoms of depression. The 21st Century North American lifestyle is often devoid of these practices, causing widespread depression. If we can relearn these practices, we can rediscover the way we were created to live.
During this event, Dr. Ilardi will present information from his book as well as other research identifying six simple, everyday behaviors that will help you alleviate depression. You will discover both large and small ideas that you can quickly apply to your life. Some questions we will answer include “Are small naps good or bad for you?” “Does sunlight hitting our skin help?” and “What is one food that we can cut from our diet to significantly fight depression?”
These 6 Steps have also been proven to be helpful with high school students.
* Note: It can be very harmful to quit anti-depressants without speaking to your psychiatrist. We encourage you to continue all prescribed medication as you begin to incorporate these lifestyle changes.
Live Well offers a variety of support and educational groups for those struggling with depression and anxiety, as well as groups for their family members.
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