The School Of Life

There will be a question and answer time allocated at the end of every one of these sessions.

First session:
What is Depression?
Definition of Depression, causes, and symptoms.
Myths about Depression.
Removing stigma from Depression.

Second session:
How do we treat Depression?
Therapy, medication.
Accepting your diagnosis.
Become an expert on your illness.

Third session:
Identifying emotions.
This can be used to help spot red flags.
Monitoring your mood. (mood diary)
Track Depression symptoms and identify patterns.

Fourth session:
Managing symptoms.
Education on medication and different therapy routes.
Problem -solving and enhancing social skills.
Reintegrating client back into a structured environment.

Fifth session
Self-help for Depression.
Suggestions and recommendations, books, or websites.
Stabilizing routine.
Nutrition, sleep, hygiene, etc
Do your homework.
The client will be given worksheets to complete.
Listen to your doctor.

Sixth session:
Making an emergency plan for treatment.
Suicidal thoughts, self-harm, psychosis
How do identify bad feelings, and who to call? What is psychosis?