Understanding Depression (MH Lesson)

Depression is a medical and emotional illness that influences young and old, rich and poor. It taps the shoulder of men and women alike. It may be chronic or merely episodic. Depression is global, indiscriminate toward race, has no cultural limitations, comes dressed in a myriad of dark colors, and often appears dreadfully unique. If it has hurt you once in the past, it can hurt you again. In this lesson we will explore depression, the negative thoughts that accompany it, and strategies to combat it. You will also have the chance to evaluate your own level of depression and find ways to move forward.

To access, click here - All Access Membership

Description

Understanding Depression

This worksheet will help in understanding depression.

Understanding Depression Worksheet

WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

Depression is a medical and emotional illness that influences young and old, rich and poor. It taps the shoulder of men and women alike. It may be chronic or merely episodic.

Depression is global, indiscriminate toward race, has no cultural limitations, comes dressed in a myriad of dark colors, and often appears dreadfully unique.

If it has hurt you once in the past, it can hurt you again. In this lesson we will explore depression, the negative thoughts that accompany it, and strategies to combat it.

You will also have the chance to evaluate your own level of depression and find ways to move forward.

UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION AND KNOWING THAT TREATMENT WORKS

Even though depression is complicated and life-encompassing, finding a sense of normalcy is possible.

Depression is rarely, if ever, a one-issue illness and its treatment must be comprehensive.

It most often encompasses social, relational, occupational, financial, spiritual, emotional, and medical facets of life.

More simply stated, depression touches every part of you.

To be effective, treatment must target the troubled areas of living.

  • If it has damaged you physically, medical intervention may be necessary.
  • If it has weakened you socially, treatment must help strengthen your relationships.

Going to the hospital for a few days when you are suicidal is vital, but it is not treatment for depression.

An overnight stay in the psychiatric ward doesn’t solve problems, target issues, or supply comprehensive intervention to the many areas of life often ruthlessly ravaged by depression.

A hospital stay may be an entrance ramp on your road to recovery, but should rarely, if ever, be regarded as the finish line.

UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION USING YOUR STRENGTHS AND ASSETS

Understanding Depression PDF

In addition to targeting problem areas that surround and produce depression, it is extremely valuable to recognize your strengths and personal or emotional resources.

Recovery from depression is easier if you have a supportive spouse, compassionate group of friends, stable job, or a variety of other key qualities and attributes.

Similar to tackling financial difficulties, when battling depression, assets need to be leveraged against personal liabilities.

While it is helpful to understand what is wrong, recognizing your positive qualities is crucial.

You can solve or reduce problems more effectively, increase your strengths and assets more intentionally, and use these qualities against problems more strategically.

Applying your strengths against depression is key to regaining emotional health.

CONTINUED IN WORKSHEET TO ACCESS THIS AND OVER 300 HUNDRED OTHERS CLICK HERE