Dealing with Depression

Dealing with Depression

Learn useful skills to help prevent depression and also alleviate depressive symptoms.

Dealing with Depression
  • Intro to Dealing with Depression

  • New Video! Dealing with Depression - Part One

    Learn about depression, it's causes, behaviors that increase vulnerability to depression, and behaviors that may keep depression from resolving.

  • New Video! Dealing with Depression - Part Two

    Learn Seven practices to help prevent depression and also to break the cycle of depression.

  • Antidepressant Lifestyle Handout

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    Make a plan for how you will integrate seven practices that will help to prevent and break the cycle of depression.

  • Gratitude Practice

    Gratitude is a great way to lift mood and improve the moment. Setting up a regular gratitude practice is an effective way to bring greater positivity into your life and to combat depression and low mood.

  • Accumulating Positive Emotions in the Short Term

    Learn how to increase positive emotions in the short term. Part of the DBT Skills ABC PLEASE.

  • Pleasurable Activities List

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    List of pleasurable activities to help increase positive emotions in the short term.

  • Common Thinking Mistakes

    This video describes numerous common thinking patterns that can increase negative emotion and make life more difficult to handle.

  • Thinking Mistakes Handout

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    In this handout you'll find some common thinking mistakes, which can lead to misinterpreting situations and experiencing painful emotions. Try to notice (nonjudgmentally) when use one of these thinking mistakes and see if you can come up with a new dialectical thought in its place.

  • Loving Kindness Instructional Video

    Loving kindness is a mindfulness practice that can help to increase compassion of love your yourself and others. It can protect us and also help to keep us from holding onto judgmental and ill will towards ourselves and others. When practiced regularly, loving kindness practice can improve mood...

  • Loving Kindness Meditation

    Listen to the guided loving kindness meditation to bring more loving kindness and compassion to yourself and others. This practice is helpful for helping to generate positivity and reduce emotional suffering.

  • PLEASE Skills: Balanced Body for a Balanced Mind

    Learn the very important DBT PLEASE skills. Learn how physical health, nutrition, sleep, refraining from mood-altering substances, and balanced exercise are essential for maintaining balanced mood.

  • Enhanced Sleep

    Learn ways to improve sleep and make it easier to fall asleep.

  • Yoga for Sleep and Relaxation

    Yoga practice to help your body and mind to relax and unwind.

  • Exercise for Balanced Mind and Body

    Learn how exercise can improve your emotional health and wellbeing. Learn how to develop an active lifestyle that is sustainable and life enhancing.

  • Balanced Nutrition for Balanced Mood

    Learn how nutrition can influence your mood. Receive basic guidelines for balanced nutrition.

  • Balanced Health Practices Chart

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    Observe if you are following some basic balanced health practices. Develop a plan for increasing balanced health practices.

  • Self-Care Ideas Worksheet

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