icon-pdf-(Currently 24 handouts, most in PDF format.)

Treatment overviews, charts, assessment tools, worksheets, research, lecture notes, etc.
For additional tools for healing depression, see collection of handouts on CBT skills and strategies.


1 - Handouts on: The Diamond Model
2 - Handouts on: Treatments/Lifestyle Adjustments
3 - Handouts on: Depression Self-Tests
4 - Handouts on: Current Research
5 - Handouts on: LDS-Oriented Materials 


icon-pdf-1 - Handouts on: The Diamond Model

1-1)  Overview: The Diamond Model (2 p. ) Outlines the "Diamond Model," an integrative system for healing depression and other emotional problems. Page 1 charts the "Diamond" and "triggers for distress"; page 2 describes the "distress cycle" and how to stop it.

1-2)  Worksheet: Understanding the Causes of YOUR Depression (1 p.) Explores specific triggers and factors contributing to depression - which can then help identify what elements to work on to promote recovery.

1-3)  "The Cookbook:" Antidepressant Lifestyle Choices Grid (2 p.) Compares strategies for "how to get depressed" with "how to choose joy instead," in each of the four areas mentioned in "The Diamond." (Review and highlight items on the left-hand column that may be contributing to your depression; then look to the right-hand column to identify positive replacements for each highlighted element.)

1-4)  Lecture Handout: Comprehensive Approach to Depression (4 p. ) Originally created for a Depression Recovery Conference on Sept. 24, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah, with more information on trigger experiences and on application of the "Diamond" for depression recovery.

icon-pdf-2 - Handouts on: Treatments / Lifestyle Adjustments

2-1)  Treatments for Depression - An Overview (1 p.) A table comparing the efficacy of various treatment strategies for depression - what works, what does't work as well, and why.

2-2)  Handouts on CBT Skills and Strategies (Link to another page full of PDF'S) - 13 handouts on how to learn and apply CBT skills. CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) is one of the top treatments for depression.

2-3)  Lifestyle Comparison Grid (1 p.) Compares "antidepressant lifestyle" with "depression-promoting lifestyle"

2-4)  Feeding the Brain - or Feeding the Dragon? (1 p.) Summarizes lifestyle habits that contribute to brain health, versus habits contributing to depression and other emotional and physical ailments.

2-5) Diet for Emotional Wellness (1 p. ) Compares "anti-depressant" foods with those that promote depression and other emotional disorders.

2-6) Articles On: Nutrition and Depression (3 p.) Links, quotes, and recommendations.

2-7) Articles On: Exercise and Depression (3 p.) Links, quotes, and recommendations.

icon-pdf-3 - Handouts on: Depression Self-Tests

3-1)  Beck Depression Inventory (2 p.) A 21-item self-scoring questionnaire; One of the best-respected tools for assessing level and content of depression.

3-2)  Depression self-tests, POQ and PHQ (1 p.)  A quick 9-item online screening to assess depression severity. (online; not a PDF)

3-3)  DepressedTest.com  (2 p.)   A full two page online test assessing for major depression, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder (online; not a PDF)

icon-pdf-4 - Handouts on: Current Research

4-1)  Book List - Tracing the Shift in How We Understand and Treat Depression (3 p.) A chronological listing of books, 1980-2010, tracing the development of professional writing and thinking on depression over the past 3 decades.

4-2)  Article List - Chemical Imbalance Theory Development (2 p. ) Links to online articles, 2002 - 2010, tracing the chronological development of scientific research over the past decade on the "chemical imbalance theory" and other perspectives related to understanding and treating depression.

4-3)  Article List - Depression Statistics (1 p.) Links to key articles online, providing statistics on depression in the U.S.

4-4)  Articles On: Exercise and Depression Research at Duke University, 1999-2007 (1 p. ) Links to 8 years of research verifying that exercise fights depression as well as antidepressants in the short term, and involves much less relapse and side effects in the long term. Also, that "exercise plus antidepressants" is less effective than "exercise alone" in fighting depression longterm.

2-5)  Composite Timeline, 1980-2010: Tracing the Shift In How We Understand and Treat Depression (6 p.) Chronological listing of books, articles, and dates of major events in the development of depression treatment over the past 3 decades, with explanatory notes. (Or, see 4 p. "thumbnail version" without the notes.)

icon-pdf-5 - Handouts on: LDS Materials

5-1)  Understanding and Overcoming Depression: How to Help Yourself or a Loved One (4 p.) Summarizes practical strategies for applying "The Diamond" to depression recovery. (LDS)

5-2)  Education Week Handouts on Depression Recovery (12 p.) Key points represented visually, first presented at BYU Education Week; includes charts, illustrations, and key quotes from Church leaders. (LDS)

5-3)  Transcript, "Christ-Centered Healing from Depression and Low Self Worth" (16 p.) Printed transcript of Carrie Wrigley's 55-minute talk, teaching application of "The Diamond." (LDS)

5-4)  GA Quotes on Depression and Emotional Wellness (4 p.) Quotes from LDS General Authorities (LDS)

5-5)  Education Week Class Outlines, "Christ-Centered Healing from Depression and Low Self-Worth" (5 p.) Summarizes main points of Carrie's 4-hour course on depression recovery; and provides references. (LDS) 


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