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U of M Launches Online Depression Toolkit


An expert team of doctors and researchers from the University of Michigan developed the toolkit to help people with depression take charge of their recovery and wellness. The site hosts information for those newly diagnosed, those wondering if they might be experiencing depression, their family, friends, and caregivers.

The Depression Toolkit offers a number of highly effective "self-management" techniques for improving the symptoms of depression and related illnesses. 

Self-management is a proven strategy for achieving personal wellness not only for those with a depressive illness, but also for those living with other chronic illnesses such as asthma and diabetes.  It promotes the idea that individuals can enhance their recovery by understanding their illness and treatment options, and by paying attention to lifestyle factors such as nutrition, sleep, exercise, and stress management.

There are also resources that can help individuals actively participate in thier own care or work with clinicians on a treatment plan including:

    • Checklists
    • Worksheets
    • Self-assessments
    • Educational videos


The Toolkit provides the latest information on depression, bipolar illness, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse from leading experts in these fileds. 

Visit The Depression Toolkit site at


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