Depression

  • Books
    • Overcoming Depression: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, by Paul Gilbert, PhD; Basic Books, 3rd Ed. (9/2009); 624 p.
  • Recommended Apps or Blogs
    • Stop, Breath and Think, free: This app is a free mindfulness, meditation and compassion-building tool that is simple, fun and easy to use. Check in to how you are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide you to recommended meditations. Easy to customize your use to very time specific exercises. Scientific evidence shows that you can develop kindness and compassion by focusing on these attitudes through the practice of mindfulness and meditation. By using the app, you can develop skills that support academic and professional achievement, in addition to more positive interactions and relationships.
    • Pacifica, free: Pacifica is an app for stress, anxiety, and worry based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, relaxation, and wellness. Comprised of five core activities, Pacifica is designed as a daily tool to help people address stress and anxiety at a gradual pace.
    • MoodKit, free: Developed by two clinical psychologists, this mood-boosting app puts cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a proven method of psychotherapy, at your fingertips. The MoodKit app offers more than 200 mood improvement activities and provides examples and tips for you to follow, plus recommendations based on your needs. Entering your daily mood ratings and associated notes is easy with this happiness app. It saves all of your notes to a central journal so that you can view, share, or print.The Smiling Mind, free: This app was created by psychologists specializing in adolescent therapy, and is simply designed. This app can help to increase a sense of calm, clarity and contentment. Users simply begin by answering a questionnaire on their emotional state and then follow meditation exercise prompts. 
    • Headspace, monthly subscription required: Meditation is another great stress relief technique, besides offering plenty of other benefits it provides for your well-being. However, it can be difficult to meditate, especially for beginners, whose continuously chattering minds can stop them from thinking they are getting anything from the meditation. Headspace can help you with that by offering guided meditations that teach you how meditate so that you can eventually do so on your own. The first 10 days will give you 10 minutes of meditation for free, and after that you can decide to pay the monthly subscription.
    • What'sMyM3free: When you're aware of what you feel and you know what's driving these emotions, it's easier to get a grip on your worries.. This app is a symptom tracker to screen for anxiety, depression and bipolar disorders. This app helps the user rate the severity of their symptoms and provides guidance for treatment. 
  • Other Supports and Resources

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Contact Teresa Stocks
Manager Medical Wellness Program
Email: teresa.stocks@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: 801-585-1207

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