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).
Back from the Bluez Free online workbook using cognitive-behavioral approach.
Undoing Depression A Self-Help Support Site by psychotherapist Richard O’Connor author of Happy at Last
Natural Resources for Seasonal Affective Disorder and Supporting Winter Mood Natural Mental Health
Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center — free online Anxiety & Depression support group (national organization; open to the community)
Face It Foundation Local and on-line support for men with depression
I had a black dog, his name was depression (YouTube video)
My Depression Story: YouTube star Meghan Rienks
Blogger Glennon Doyle — The Erasing
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.
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
Black and Blue: On Being Black, Female, and Depressed (HuffPo article by jn. salters)
Asian American Women and Depression Kristina Wong
The Truth About Gay Men and Depression (HuffPo article by Max DuBowy)