In a newly released study*, peer support for depression was found to be more effective than traditional forms of treatment and as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy. Peer support helps with isolation issues, promotes self-help education and provides encouraging role models. The psychiatrist author of this study noted that peer support should be used more often to help treat depression given that up to a third of individuals aren’t helped by antidepressants and 50% relapse within a year of remission. We hope you will get some high quality peer support here.
The Most Important Relationship
Difficulties and challenges with relationships in our lives can often have a significant impact on our mood and sometimes can contribute to feelings of depression. Whilst these relationships are very important to our wellbeing, the most important relationship in our lives often gets overlooked: the relationship we have with ourselves.
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How would you describe the relationship you have with yourself?
It's on the rocks. We do NOT get along.
Needs improvement. I am my harshest critic.
We are acquaintances. Neither friends nor enemies.
Good. We are supportive friends.
I am my biggest fan. I can do no wrong.
We've been where you are ... We can help you!
"Before I entered into this program, I felt like I have no where to turn, no one to talk to, no one for support, lost in a world of ALONE. I am thankful that I pushed the correct buttons today and you all have opened up a door that has been denied to me for so long. "
Confidential & Anonymous
Facilitated by professionally trained Group Leaders (not volunteers)
Choose your participation level - it's
okay to just listen
* 2011 University of Michigan Peer Support
Effectiveness Study - Read More »
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