Depression: The Silent Epidemic E-mail


Over 125 people attended Depression: The Silent Epidemic as Dr. Beverly Yahnke presented some myths and realities about depression in our culture today. Dr. Yahnke went through common depressive features and causes of depression and provided some statistics about the widespread epidemic of depression in our culture. She also provided practical tips for keeping yourself healthy while helping others who are depressed.

dr yahnkeMixed with the seriousness of the topic was a good dose of humor. No matter what the mood though, Dr. Yahnke also proclaimed faithfully the realities of sin and the need for both psychological and Pastoral care for those suffering with depression.

"We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed...Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all."  (2 Cor 4:8-9, 16-17)

Events such as this is one way Luther Memorial Chapel & University Student Center seeks to use in reaching out to students at UW-Milwaukee. In partnership with the South Wisconsin District, Luther Memorial Chapel and University Student Center serves as the campus ministry at the UW-Milwaukee. Located just 6 blocks north of campus on Maryland Ave, we desire to serve as a church home away from home for students at UWM so that they may continue to receive God's gifts in Word and Sacrament.

For more information about the work being done and aiding the mission effort of our district, please call 414-332-5732, or email our Vicar ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or our Student Coordinator, Rachel ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

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Click here for Dr. Yahnke's outline

Podcast recordings of Dr. Yahnke's "Depression: The Silent Epidemic" Presentation
are available here for download.
This recording is in mp3 format and will play using most media-players and portable devices.
Run time: 1:53:11 - Filesize: 38.9MB

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