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Effectiveness of Peer Support for Depression

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.
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In a recent survey of our participants we asked them why they had been in one of our groups. From the results it's clear that our groups address a very fundamental need. We provide a place for you to meet with others who really understand what you have been going through.

Unfortunately many of us are surrounded with friends and loved ones who "just don’t get it." Often it's because they haven't personally experienced depression. They just can't imagine being so de-energized or glum. Sometimes our friends and family don't have patience for us or wish a quick fix for our problem. Frequently they don't know what to do even if they do wish to be helpful.   Read More »
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* 2011 University of Michigan Peer Support
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