Managing Depression: A Self-help Skills Resource for Women Living With Depression During Pregnancy, After Delivery and Beyond

Managing Depression: A Self-help Skills Resource for Women Living With Depression During Pregnancy, After Delivery and Beyond

Dr. Dan Bilsker, Dr. Randy Paterson, Best Start Resource Centre

Downloads:   MD English – MD French

This workbook is for women living with depression during pregnancy, after delivery and beyond; and their clinicians or service providers. It provides information about depression and healthy lifestyles behaviours, and skills for managing depression. Concerned partners, family members or friends may also find this resource helpful.  It was adapted from the Antidepressant Skills Workbook. This resource is intended for: Women living with depression during pregnancy, after delivery and beyond; Clinicians and service providers working with women living with depression in one-on-one or group settings; Concerned partners, family members or friends.    

Note that for most people with serious depression, use of this self-help guide alone will not be sufficient to resolve the depression. People with serious depression should obtain treatment with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or antidepressant medication.

This document has been prepared with funds provided by the Government of Ontario. The information reflects the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the Government of Ontario. The resources and programs cited in this guide are not necessarily endorsed by the Best Start Resource Centre or the Government of Ontario.

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