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How Common Is Clinical Depression?

How Common Is Clinical Depression? As estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately one hundred and twenty million (120,000,000) people worldwide are currently experiencing some form of depression. In the United States, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) reports that one (1) out of ten (10) Americans age 18 and older are adversely affected by depression. In raw numbers, this equates to roughly fifteen million (15) American adults.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), further postulates that the leading cause of disability for Americans age 15 to 44 is depression. As evidenced by the above [...]

I’m a Survivor – Surviving Breast Cancer

I’m a Survivor By Beverley Boothe, LCSW President, Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Inc. As we approach the ending of October, I want to take the time to acknowledge the countless number of women who have lost their lives due to breast cancer and those who are survivors of this disease.  I am so thankful that I am here celebrating my life.  I think back to 2.5 years ago, when I first heard that I had breast cancer.  I didn’t know how I was going to make it through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.  However, with God’s help and the support [...]