The Challenge Mental Health Practitioners Face is REAL.
Nearly 20% of today's youth experience an episode of clinical depression by the end of high school. Some studies put depression as being ten times more prevalent NOW than it was 50 years ago (with the average age of first onset shifting from 30 to 15 years of age). Yet ironically the standard of living is better now than 50 years ago. We have more purchasing power, houses are bigger, there are more cars, woman have more rights, there is less racism, better schools, and technology enables us to do more in less time.
Where is the Disconnect?
In our culture too many have been drawn into the status-quo. We formulate our hopes, our fears, our beliefs, and our actions based on the influence of others. Choosing not to draw on the one perspective that matters – our own. In a word we conform. And this conformity is a major factor driving the proliferation of mental health issues, that as practitioners, we are faced with addressing.
CHAKRAnicity offers an opportunity down that path.