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Thankfulness lifts the spirit and increases strength, especially in trying times. It means being grateful, even for the small things that have helped you during the day. From a realistic standpoint, however, how long can we continue to be optimistic when the pressures of life seem to increase daily?

No one can deny that there’s been a massive spike in anxiety rates, especially among teens. The year 2020 has been a time of stress for everyone as tragic events increase worldwide. There’s endless bad news on social media. Many teenagers experience depression. If there is a loved one in your family who is feeling depressed, what can you do to help?
How can young people combat depression in a safe, healthy way? How can we redirect them to discover purpose for their lives?

Join Dr. Lela Lewis and her guests, Pastor Gary Blanchard and Dr. Ugonna Woods, in this very timely and insightful discussion about helping teens combat depression.

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Lela Lewis, MD, MPH, a graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, is the medical director of AWR360° Health. She also serves as president of Your Best Pathway to Health, leading a team that provides free medical clinics across the United States. Dr. Lewis is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Arizona with more than 19 years of experience in the medical field.

Pastor Gary Blanchard is currently serving as the world youth director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He has served as a Bible teacher, chaplain, youth pastor, district pastor, and most recently as the Texas Conference youth director. His motto is “making ministers for the Master.” He loves seeing young people “rightly trained” and empowered to be God’s army of youth.

Dr. Ugonna Kem Woods, MD, is a board-certified physician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics. She is affiliated with Banner University Medical Center Phoenix—Abrazo Maryvale Campus and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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