Rise above it all

As you have read in other sections of this website, addressing a diagnosis of depression involves actively partnering with your healthcare providers to develop, follow and monitor a treatment plan, and formulating your own strategies for taking care of yourself.   But there is one other important aspect to managing a depressive illness: your outlook.

How you view your diagnosis, the expectations you have for your treatment and recovery, and how you choose to face the unavoidable challenges are important companions to taking your medication or attending regular therapy sessions. 

This section of the website will help you see your diagnosis in a more positive and constructive light and begin to formulate your own strategy for “rising above it all” by taking the following steps:

Own your diagnosis.
Set realistic expectations.
Empower yourself.
Learn from others.