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Depression

COPING WITH DEPRESSION

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).

Augsburg’s TAO Self-Help Program — check out the units on “Leave Your Blues Behind” and “Improving Your Mood” to learn skills to feel better

Back from the Bluez   Free online workbook using cognitive-behavioral approach.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan Toolbox

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

 

SOCIAL SUPPORT

Local, in-person support groups.

Stories About Depression.  The Mighty.

ULifeline’s Depression Support Page

Half Of Us.com Depression Page

Depression & Bipolar Depression Support Alliance

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

 

UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION

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

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

Signs of High Functioning Depression  video

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

My Depression Story:  YouTube star Meghan Rienks

Blogger Glennon Doyle Melton — The Erasing

 

APPS

Mental Health apps

Sanvello app   Sign up with a .edu account and you get free access to their premium Guided Meditations.   Basic app is free and has many good tools such as mood tracking, tracking daily health habits, and lots of free meditations:  Breathing exercises, mindfulness meditations, tools to calm down, support for stressful situations, and tools for inner strength; also online support community.  Premium app has more meditations, and cognitive behavioral therapy tools.  Start with the meditations under “Activities” or the Guided Paths under “Learning.”

My3 App   Create a coping plan and lists of supports (your “3”) for times when you are feeling suicidal in this free app.

 

MEDICATION AND SUPPLEMENTS FOR DEPRESSION

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

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

 

CULTURE AND DEPRESSION

Writer/Activist Imade Nobukun:  Youtube video “Imade on Depression and the interactions of social justice and mental health

The FaceIt Foundation  Support for men with depression in the Twin Cities    Local support groups as well as individual peer support: “Men can connect with a Face It peer in two different ways. For a man living in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Face It can connect him to a peer who has battled depression to chat with by phone or email, or even meet for a cup of coffee.”

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

Mantherapy.org

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

Mental Health Issues for GLBT People  — NAMI MN Fact Sheet

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