314. More Depression in the World Today

The rate of antidepressant use in the United States rose by 400 percent between 1988 and 2008, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some reasons why:

  1. There is much more awareness these days of mental illnesses.
  2. The prevalence of frosted flakes, Big Macs, and other processed foods in our diets.
  3. The increase of environmental toxins in the world
  4. The lack of human connectedness and interdependence, especially amongst young adults, thanks to video games, iPads, texting, and other technological advances that take us away from face-to-face personal interaction.
  5. The breakdown of family and social structures and community support. More and more people are becoming loners.
  6. And the biggest one of all: increased stress in our lives, including lost jobs, family breakups, and wars and rumors of wars.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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