The Anxiety and Depression Epidemic

Depression and anxiety is a growing epidemic that effects everyone directly or indirectly in some way.  Still there is a stigma associated with mental-emotional disease, confusion, and a lack of awareness regarding these debilitating conditions.  

The Facts: 

  • In any given year, about seven percent - between 13 million and 14 million people - will experience a depressive disorder.
  • Of those who develop depression/anxiety, only about 20 percent will receive adequate treatment.
  • According to Health Canada and Statistics Canada, approximately 8% of adult Canadians will experience a major depression/anxiety at some point in their lives, and around 5% will in a given year.
  • About 97 percent of those reporting depression/anxiety also reported that their work, home life and relationships suffered as a result.
  • Depression/anxiety continues to be Canada's fastest-rising diagnosis. From 1994 to 2004, visits for depression/anxiety made to office-based doctors almost doubled. In 2003, that meant 11.6 million visits to doctors across Canada about depression/anixety.
  • Between 11-17% of those diagnosed withderession will commit suicide.  Suicide is the second leading cause of death in people 18-24years of age.  Every 3minutes a suicide attempt is made.
  • Twice as many women as men are diagnosed with depression/anxiety. However, this may simply indicate that men are less comfortable seeking help or do not get an accurate diagnosis since depression/anxiety in men often manifests itself as a substance use problem.
  • 54% of people believe depression is a personal weakness.

In today’s world we have to be our own advocates when dealing with the healthcare system.  It is extremely important that we educate ourselves on the signs associated with depression and anxiety and become aware of the various treatments available.  For example, homeopathic medicine has successfully helped individuals suffering from numerous mental-emotional and psychiatric diseases for over 200 year.  Homeopathy can be used in conjunction with mainstream medicine or as a safe and effective alternative.  This is only one option when it comes to coping, managing and treating depression and anxiety. 

Get educated this June! 

The Best Seminars ( invites you to come and get an informative perspective about ANXIETY + DEPRESSION: Exploration Beyond Prescription Medication

Ron Ellis a former Maple Leaf is coming to speak at The University of Waterloo at a Depression and Anxiety information day.  A day devoted to information and resources for those suffering from the illness, or caring for those affected by the illness.  The day will provide you with all the information you'll need.
Andrea Hauser (Homeopathic Practitionare) and Dr. Chanel Cressman (ND) will be be giving an indepth lecture on Depression + Anxiety 101 as well as the various modes of healing and alternative treatment available.  Best selling author Nancy Forbes will be there signing and selling books and providing insight into her journey of meditative healing.
The lunch provided by The Farmers Daughter will be Local and Organic. There will be free samples, and great discounts for services. It is surely an event you wont want to miss!! 


When:  June 8th, 2013
Where: University of Waterloo 
Registration at 9am (Day completes at 3pm)
Why: To Conquer + Get Informed about Anxiety + Depressoin
Visit to sign up and to learn more about this exciting event!

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