The Daily Iowegian
---- — Since 2010, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has offered a depression and anxiety recovery program. The program will return with the free introductory meeting on Monday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 20124 205th Ave. in Centerville. For more information call (641) 856-3176 or www.centerville23.adventistchurchconnect.org.
With over 19 million people in the U.S. suffering with depression and anxiety annually, the need for help is huge. This program, centered around a body, mind and spirit approach is answering that call. Participants will learn how to improve brain function, increase energy, boost concentration, engage in healthy sleep habits, improve physical performance and gain renewed hope. They will also learn techniques in cognitive behavioral therapy.
This program is not just for people with depression and anxiety. It is also valuable for anyone wanting to learn how to help someone else. It is also worth 1.4 CEU credit hours for continuing education.
Gwen Simmons, director, has gone through the program and says, “It is so much more than a support group. It’s exciting to watch participants learn and practice basic changes that help them break free from the trap of depression and anxiety.”
Dr. Neil Nedley, a doctor of internal medicine who has authored “Proof Positive, The Lost Art of Thinking,” and “Depression: The Way Out,” is the speaker via DVD presentations.