HOPE worldwide confronts depression and anxiety

22 October 2019

Douglas Androsiglio

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Anxiety and depression are among the most common mental disorders, and the stress of college can amplify these disorders.

HOPE worldwide will host a free seminar by Tim Sumerlin on how to handle depression and anxiety. “Facing Depression and Anxiety,” will give incite on how to manage depression and anxiety for college students in the Centennial auditorium on Nov. 1

Sumerlin is the professor and dean of biblical counseling at the Rocky Mountain School of Ministry & Theology. He received his doctorate in education and counseling from CSU in 2009. He has served in the International Churches of Christ for thirty-seven years.

Sumerlin specializes in mental health and recovery counseling. He has written four books on the subject and leads both grief and recovery counseling through his ministries, Disciples in Motion and Grief Journey. After the death of his mother in 2007, Sumerlin was inspired to write “The Grief Journey” and start his group counseling seminars.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 7.1 percent of adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2017. 13.1 percent of adults who experience major depressive episodes are between 18 and 25 years old.

NIMH also states that 31.1 percent of adults have experienced an anxiety disorder in their lives in 2001-2003 with 22.3 percent of those being between 18 and 29 years old.

This seminar may be helpful for those struggling, or who believe they may be struggling, with either of these disorders.