GREENEVILLE, TN – More than 19 million Americans suffer from depression each year.
For some, help is only a few basic lifestyle changes away.
World-renowned Dr. Neil Nedley, will be at the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss ways to lift depression – and, just as important, prevent it in the future.
This session will be an introduction to a video series which features Nedley and will be offered to the public on Mondays from 7-9 pm during March and April.
“While this course is wonderful for those who have depression or are living with someone who is depressed, the information would benefit just about everyone,” Lynda Nelson, local program coordinator, said.
Nedley, a practicing internist, started the program after realizing that one out of three of his patients suffered from depression at some level. In an effort to do more for his patients than prescribe medication, he searched existing medical literature to define causes and find preventive measures.
The result was “Depression: The Way Out” video series. Those attending the sessions will learn how to establish and maintain a strong exercise program, understand depression and eliminate negative habits of body and mind, develop healthy eating patterns and get more out of the day by enhancing brain function. Participants will spend less time frustrated by stress, decrease the risk for many diseases, say goodbye to negative thinking and understand the true power of positive thinking.
This program is endorsed by many mental health professionals, as well as other physicians throughout the country as the result of seeing positive changes in their patients. Rhonda Malina, local mental health nurse practitioner at Takoma Adventist Hospital, will be assisting in facilitating the program.
“The seminar is not designed to replace the care of physicians and mental health workers, but ‘Depression: The Way Out’ will teach participants how to improve brain function, maximize IQ in children, increase energy, boost concentration, engage in healthy sleep habits, improve physical performance and gain renewed hope,” Malina noted.
Nedley has served thousands of families for more than 15 years through his medical practice and extensive, worldwide lecturing. He educates students of all ages in nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles through his radio shows and satellite, cable television, and live appearances. He can be seen locally on Adelphia cable channel 68. Besides developing the eight-week seminar, Dr. Nedley has authored two books, “Proof Positive” and “Depression, The Way Out.”
Attendance at the introductory session on February 25 is free and open to the public. Registration is required for the video series and there will be a minimal charge for class materials. For more information, please contact Lynda Nelson at 638-6633 or Sheila Aasheim at 638-3997.
In addition to the free introductory session that Nedley offers at 5:30, he will also be giving two other lectures, which also are free and open to the public on the same afternoon.
At 2 p.m., he will speak about “Optimizing Frontal Lobe Function.” This session will teach you to make full use of the decision-making area of your brain and help you learn what habits can increase or decrease its function.
The 3:30 p.m. lecture, “How to Change for the Better Permanently,” looks at overcoming addictions as well as how to adopt positive life-style changes and stick with them.