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Depression Management During COVID-19 Workshop
Welcome to our four weeks online program on Comprehensive Virtual Depression Management-COVID-19 (CVDM). The goal of the CVDM program is to provide a holistic and preventative approach in addressing depression related to COVID-19. The CVDM program can also equip you with tools and skills necessary to face situations that triggers your depression.
What is Depression?
Depression is a prolonged and persistent mood lasting two or more weeks that can interfere with many aspects of your life. COVID-19 can increase or trigger the symptoms related to depression.
Few examples of depressive symptoms individuals may experience due to COVID-19 are:
- Facing unusually intense fear about the spread of COVID-19 and how it may affect their loved ones
- Withdrawing more due to social isolation
- Experiencing an increased sense of helplessness and hopelessness about the future
Symptoms of depression:
- Loss of interest in your usual activities and/or not getting pleasure from things that you usually find enjoyable
- Fatigue or low energy
- Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
- Sleeping too much
- Restlessness or slowness
- Trouble focusing, remembering things, or making decisions
- Loss of appetite and/or weight loss, or increased appetite and/or weight gain
- Feeling worthless and/or negative self-talk
- Feeling guilty and/or feeling like you’ve let people down
- Thoughts of suicide
What can help:
- Sanvello: Sanvello was created by clinical experts and uses techniques rooted in evidence-based treatments for depression like Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness meditation. It also has a mood and self-care tracker to help you stay on top of your mental health.
- Daylio Mood Tracker: This app helps you identify patterns in the changes you may experience in your moods. Finding these patterns can help you figure out what events might trigger mood changes, which can help you better understand your mood and identify adjustments you can make to improve your mood.
Call 911 if you are an imminent threat to yourself or others. If you are currently experiencing a crisis or suicidal thoughts: