This seminar focuses not only on the clinical facts surrounding major depression such as the recognized risk factors, symptoms and treatments, but also on how depression really impacts a person. Firsthand accounts of how depression feels and how depression treatment feels are included to ensure that this seminar is fact-based and person-centered.
Attendees will learn about the basics of mental illness, all about depression and how it manifests in real people, what it's like to live with depression, the stigma around depression, depression treatments and what it's like to be treated for depression.
Day one will focus on living with depression while day two will focus on living through depression treatment. The seminar will end with ways of supporting a person with major depression.
This seminar is being led by Natasha Tracy, a noted mental health advocate and author, who has been living with the realities of depression for decades. It is her perspective on depression that makes this seminar unique. It is truly a person-centered approach to learning about this serious illness and will benefit all those dealing with depression or depression treatment in themselves or others.
Areas Covered in the Session
- Technical definitions of mental illness, mood disorders and depression vs how mental illness is experienced in the real world
- History of depression as a mental illness
- Biological evidence of depression as a physical illness
- Diagnosis of depression
- Causes of depression
- Additional depression symptoms such as catatonia, psychosis, etc.
- Effects of depression
- Perceptions of those with depression
- Stigma and mental illness
- Short- and long-term treatment options for depression
- Depression treatment specifics
- Treatment issues for the person with depression
- Prognosis of those with depression - both negative and positive outcomes
- Supporting someone with depression
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