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Depression Self-Help

Turning Depression Around      Handout with resources for Augsburg students on standing up to and turning around depression through self-care; includes support resources on campus.  For individualized support in using the suggestions in this handout, Augsburg students can schedule an appointment with a counselor at CWC (612-330-1707).

Understanding and Coping With Depression     Handout summarizing Dr. Henry Emmons’ talk at Augsburg on a holistic understanding of depression

Three Types of Depression (video)   Holistic psychiatrist Dr. Henry Emmons talks about the three different types of depression:  anxious depression, agitated depression, and sluggish depression

Depression and College Students     Brochure from the National Institute of Mental Health

Becoming a Better Consumer of Anti-Depressant Medications       Handout from Augsburg’s CWC.

Pacifica app (anxiety, stress and depression relief)  iphone / android   (basic app is free and has many good tools such as goal-setting, breathing techniques, mindfulness meditations, mood tracking, cognitive behavioral therapy tools, and also online support groups; there is also a premium app for a monthly fee)  Start with the Guided Paths “The First Week” as a good introduction to the tools on this app.

Stories About Depression.  The Mighty.

ULifeline’s Depression Support Page

Half Of Us.com Depression Page

Depression & Bipolar Depression Support Alliance

I had a black dog, his name was depression  (YouTube video)

My Depression Story:  YouTube star Meghan Rienks

Face It Foundation    Local and on-line support for men with depression

Anxiety and depression:  Which supplements can I take to help treat these?  Dr. Henry Emmons

Blogger Glennon Doyle Melton — The Erasing        This is What a Survivor Looks Like

Wellness Recovery Action Plan Toolbox

Undoing Depression  A Self-Help Support Site by psychotherapist Richard O’Connor author of Happy at Last

Local, in-person support groups.

 

CULTURE AND DEPRESSION

Real Stories of Men with Depression    HeadsUpGuys

HeadsUpGuys.  For Men.  About Men.  Health Strategies for Managing and Preventing Depression.

Men & Depression  — It’s Time to Face It

Black and Blue:  On Being Black, Female, and Depressed (HuffPo article by jn. salters)

The Seven Beliefs:  A Step by Step Guide to Helping Latinas Recognize and Overcome Depression (Amazon book)

Asian American Women and Depression   Kristina Wong

WeRNative  Depression

Transcending Historical Trauma  (for Native Americans)

Mental Health Issues for GLBT People  — NAMI MN Fact Sheet

The Truth About Gay Men and Depression    (HuffPo article by Max DuBowy)