Signs of Depression Have Tripled – Says the LA Times
The LA Times article by Karen Kaplan Science and Medicine Editor, on Sep. 3, 2020, tells us that depression signs have tripled in the US since the start of the pandemic. She says, “….. pandemic has touched pretty much every person in America — and it shows in the state of our mental health.”
She quotes a new study that says there is a tripling of symptoms such as:
- Sleep troubles
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Other depression symptoms
She states that after the quarantines and lockdowns occurred, “27.8% of those surveyed had at least one symptom of depression. That compares to just 8.5% of people in 2017 and 2018.”
“The percentage of men who reported at least one such symptom rose from 6.9% to 21.9%, and for women it increased from 10.1% to 33.3%.”
TFT has some simple tools that we all can use to help mitigate these effects. While global stress is at an all-time high: health pandemic, racism, masks, social distancing, financial insecurity, political tension…. Studies are showing us that unhappiness and discontent are increasing due to our global situation. But, daily focused tapping can reduce the impact of our environment.
While signs of depression have tripled, research shows us that many people suffer symptoms of depression without seeking care, and that undiagnosed depression costs millions of dollars each year. Now a global health issue, depression awareness, diagnosis, and treatment are matters of crucial significance in recovery and building a healthier, happier world.
There are many different causes, symptoms and conditions that fall under the diagnosis of depression. Often TFT can help relieve these symptoms without side-effects. However, when medications are necessary, TFT can also assist in relieving many of the side-effects. I know from personal experience that the ability to eliminate the side-effects of necessary medications greatly improved my quality of life.
If you suspect that you are depressed, consult with a mental health professional as soon as possible. TFT professionals may be able to offer you some less toxic options to begin with.
This month’s webinar can help you address some of the many causes listed above. TFT can also help you eliminate some of the intolerable side-effects of the medications you may be taking.
October’s webinar is specifically designed to help you lift sadness, grief and depression. We will also address some of the underlying causes. We have successfully used Thought Field Therapy for over three decades to alleviate feelings of melancholy, hopelessness, grief and begin healing from trauma and loss. We will share some of these protocols in the webinar. Remember, TFT can be safely self-applied from home. This is a big advantage in today’s times. Begin the fall season with a feeling of hope, peace and calm.
This is an interactive mentoring class so if you submit your challenges and/or goals in advance, I will guide you in the best use of TFT to ease your path.