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Depression is a serious mental health disorder that negatively impacts a person’s moods, thoughts, and behaviours.

Coping skills or coping mechanisms are the conscious thoughts and behaviours used to deal with stressful situations.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

Depression is associated with symptoms of extreme sadness, loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable, changes in appetite, changes in sleep patterns etc. 

Depression drains your energy, hope and drive, making it difficult to live a healthy life.

Incorporating healthy coping skills to manage the symptoms of depression promote positive thinking, alleviates stress, and boosts your self-esteem.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and interpersonal therapy are the most influential theories for the treatment of depression. 

CBT is a talking therapy that helps people manage their problems by changing the way they think and behave. Psychodynamic therapy focuses on the psychological roots of emotional suffering. Interpersonal therapy focuses on social and interpersonal interactions.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help you take control of your life by introducing effective coping skills that will improve your mental and emotional well-being.

This worksheet will also help you develop an awareness of the possible signs of depression and develop healthy coping skills that will keep your symptoms in check and prevent depression from controlling your life.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used as a way to deal with the signs and symptoms of depression and help you take charge of your thoughts, feelings and actions in a more effective and fulfilling way.

You can download this worksheet here.

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