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Join Dr. Matthew Stanford as he discusses how to assess for depression, the efficacy of available treatments, as well as recovery.

Depression is a common disorder with high lifetime rates, particularly in women, and those experiencing social adversity. It is a major cause of disability, and causes death both by suicide and due to raised rates of physical disorders. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic depression was a major public health problem.

In this presentation Dr. Stanford will discuss how to assess for depression and suicidal risk, the efficacy of available treatments, and the role faith can play in recovery.

Come join us for this free webinar from the Hope and Healing Center & Institute. Register today for login information.

About the Speaker

Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Hope and Healing Center & Institute

Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Hope and Healing Center & Institute

Dr. Matthew Stanford is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) in Houston, TX and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist Hospital Institute for Academic Medicine. Dr. Stanford’s research on the interplay between psychology and issues of faith has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Christianity Today, and U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Stanford earned his doctoral degree in behavioral neuroscience at Baylor University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Professionally he has worked with a variety of mentally ill clients, including those with aggression, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance dependence, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

As director of HHCI he writes, conducts training seminars, and serves individuals living with mental illness and their families. He is the author of three books, Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness, Revised and Expanded, The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope, and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped, and Grace for the Children: Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness.

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