Biology and Management of Depression and Trauma Education Program

This program offers education and self-help skills to people who have experienced depression and trauma. If registering, please specify whether you've experienced trauma and depression as an individual or as a supporting family member of someone dealing with mental illness or addiction.

When we understand the significance of emotional events that change a person’s life as well as their brain, we are better able to manage the aftermath of trauma in our lives.  This program aims to increase understanding, self-awareness, and self-confidence. It also teaches self-help skills to assist in managing feelings, depression, and trauma. It is not intended to replace professional counselling or therapy.

The program is offered online via zoom over five 1.5-hour sessions. Groups are limited to five participants to allow for questions and discussion. It was developed by Melodie Dupuis, who has a master’s degree in clinical psychology. It is facilitated by Melodie and Hope for Mental Health staff who have been trained by her.

The Program is free of charge and open to individuals and families anywhere in Nova Scotia.

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