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Depression 101: Practical Tips for Treatment & Support

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Emily R. Cash, Psy.D., explores current research on treatment for depression and offers practical tips for proactive support.

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Overview

Depression is a mental health condition affecting nearly 20% of Americans, and it can have a tremendous negative impact on daily life and relationships. Current research suggests, however, that as many as 90% of people who seek treatment for depression experience positive results. Understanding how to identify and respond proactively to the symptoms of depression helps us minister more effectively to others.

Emily R. Cash, Psy.D., explores current research on treatment for depression and offers practical tips for supporting those who may be struggling with this issue.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Identify the different types of depression and treatment options;
  2. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of depression; and
  3. Explore proactive ways to support those struggling with this issue.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. Have I noticed signs of depression among those to whom I minister?
  2. Do I know how to support someone who is depressed?
  3. Do I need to think about proactive ways to maintain my own mental, physical, and spiritual health?