The Center – A Place of HOPE Cares for Chemical Dependent Individuals

Founder of The Center – A Place of HOPE, formerly The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, Inc., Dr. Gregg Jantz treats patients with psychiatric issues and addictions. A best-selling author, Dr. Gregg Jantz ensures that the licensed facility offers quality care to those suffering from depression, chemical dependency, and eating disorders.

Located in Edmonds, Washington, The Center – A Place of HOPE creates treatment plans for both alcohol and chemical dependent individuals. Supported by a team of licensed and board-certified professionals, the facility aims to care for patients as whole persons and bring balance to their lives. The Center helps patients regain courage, self-respect, and peace.

When enrolling into the company’s certified chemical dependency program, a patient undergoes a comprehensive evaluation process, which includes psychological testing and medical assessments. The medical assessment is vital for understanding a patient’s current prescriptions and determining their effectiveness. If necessary, new medications may be recommended in place of the existing ones for better care. The staff also coordinates meal plans, with an emphasis on organic foods. They utilize the expertise of a registered dietician and provide all patients with reference materials to help them succeed in maintaining a healthy lifestyle beyond their time at The Center.

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Signs of Depression

Dr. Gregg Jantz is the founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, Inc., an organization he began in 1984 to deal with a number of issues, including depression. Dr. Gregg Jantz has published several books, most recently Gotta Have It! Freedom from Wanting Everything Right Here, Right Now in 2010 with Cook Publishing.

Depression affects millions of Americans every year. Learning to recognize early signs of depression, as defined by the National Institute of Mental Health, can help individuals seek out treatment earlier and gain control over their situation. Some of the more well-known indicators of depression include persistent fatigue and a lack of energy, as well as feelings of hopelessness and overriding pessimism. However, there are other signs of depression that may go undetected. Individuals suffering from depression may find it difficult to concentrate on a certain task or make decisions. Depression can manifest physically as well, including continuous headaches, cramps, digestive issues, and a loss of appetite.

Concrete Ways to Improve Happiness

The founder of the Center for Counseling and Health Resources, Dr. Gregg Jantz is a successful speaker on a variety of life issues and has been featured on CNN, the Associated Press, CBS, and many other national channels. An experienced emotional counselor, Dr. Gregg Jantz is the author of a variety of mental health books, including Moving Beyond Depression, Every Woman’s Guide to Managing Your Anger, and Happy for the Rest of Your Life.

For many people, happiness seems like an elusive goal. However, scientific studies indicate that improving happiness is not as difficult as it may seem. By changing just a few simple things in everyday life, individuals are able to feel better and more content. One way to improve happiness is to exercise for just seven minutes. Even such a brief workout increases feelings of happiness and improves how individuals feel about their bodies, regardless of any physical changes.

Sleeping also affects happiness. While negative stimuli are processed in the amygdala, which is not affected by sleep deprivation, neutral and positive memories are processed by the hippocampus, which is very affected by sleep. As a result, individuals who do not sleep enough will struggle with remembering positive memories, but will easily remember negative ones. Further, contrary to common beliefs, going to sleep angry can actually help the feelings dissipate, allowing for happier feelings in the morning.