Anxiety and Depression
This is a topic that can affect you either directly or indirectly. You may have a friend, a close family member, and or you may be going through the toughest time in your life and are suffering from anxiety and depression. In my area of work I’m working with people of all ages, sizes, race, cultural back ground, any occupation, and I have made a conclusion that when illness or symptoms arise, anxiety and or depression has already set in and grounded has itself.
It is something I take seriously, I also have many friends and family members that suffer from depression. Something must be really wrong with society in terms of our emotions, self esteem, self image, and spiritual aspects that lead to fear and cause us anxiety. I’m very interested in the data from recent studies and the increasing numbers worldwide, and more so to understand individuals that have been down this path and have over come this disease.
If you’ve fortunate enough not to know what anxiety or depression is, here’s some brief description. Anxiety attack can be described as intensely frightening and demoralizing. You may believe that you will need to end up in the hospital and or feel like your going to die, you have no sense of control, you may feel like your going crazy, you may of had only one panic attack or several of them. According to Dr. Reid Wilson panic attacks and anxiety disorders is accompanied by fear, which proceed by your thoughts. Depression comes from emotional turbulence and build up of emotional toxicity, like stress, anger, guilt, resentment, which starts to become your identity and can lead to chronic illness and additions.
New study by researchers at Australia’s University of Queensland, suffers world’s highest depression rates in the Middle East and North Africa. This determines the social and public health burden of the disorder of the world, it is the second-leading cause of disability using preexisting data.
What about North America? In fact in North America more individuals are suffering from mental disorders, especially in the United States. There are mood disorders like, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity, and substance abuse. The average American has 47.4 percent chance of having any kind of mental health disorder over one’s entire lifetime, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Depression is becoming a huge concern, the World Health Organization ranks depression as one of the most disabling disease, estimating from population studies shown approximately twenty percent of people will experience clinical depression during the course of their lifetime. Afflicting approximately 121 million people worldwide.
Eckhart Tolle, is German-born resident of Canada who wrote a number of books on spirituality including The Power of Now and A New Earth. He is someone who’s endured anxiety and depression for much of his life and was in deep thoughts of ending his own life until age 29. He underwent an “inner transformation” that changed his life completely, as he explains in detail in his books about his transformation, he is a spiritual teacher and a public speaker. His books and teaching practices quieting the mind and changing the past negative pattern of your thoughts, he elaborates about self talk and the ego. He is an advocate for many people who are suffering, and inspires individuals who have hit rock bottom by giving them hope and ways ease in their mind.
Weather you want to stop suffering and want to lose weight, be a better athlete, tired of chronic pain/fatigue, want to improve your health, or you just simply want to get up in the morning and feel happy just because you deserve it. Then there’s no better time than now.
I look forward to hearing from you, you don’t have to do this alone.