Psychology, Counseling, and Education are at a “tipping point” on the edge of a massive glacier. In the 1970’s an average of 25,000 Americans committed suicide each year. Today, that figure stands at 47,000 per year, every year.
Despite the fact that we now have six times more psychologists, psychiatrists, and school councilors than we had then, and more than six times as many anti-depressive medications, we have failed dramatically. Unhappiness in life is epidemic. Our schools now have police watching our children. The suicide rate among our young is their second leading cause of death.
A majority of Americans say they have “seriously considered” suicide at one point, even though few will ever attempt it. This speaks of a profound degree of unhappiness that pervades our culture.
Where did we go wrong?
“The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.” John Locke.
We can use some of the methods in this book to accomplish a similar success with 40 children or adults at once, something no individual counseling can accomplish. We can succeed, by learning from the lives of others.
“If only I knew then, what I know now…” is the most common regret of life. it fairly screams the critical importance of knowledge, yet there are few sources to learn from.
This is the source. Anxiety, Depression, Self-Help, Social Skills, Success: What is it the greatest minds in psychology and those who are the most successful in life know about success and failure? How can we use this knowledge to prevent problems and increase success? Knowledge is a key to success and to surviving failure.