Antidepressant Skills Workbook

Depression will affect one in eight Canadians in their lives. This common and serious mood disorder causes frequent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, lack of interest in normal activities, irritability, decreased energy and sleep disturbances. In severe cases, it can cause suicidal thoughts. Understanding depression can help the individual get the support they need, while family, friends and coworkers can find ways to help their loved ones and offer compassion and encouragement.  

This free self-care workbook provides an overview of depression, tips to effectively manage it and a step-by-step guide to help change patterns that trigger depression. It is intended for:

  • individuals living with depression.
  • partners, family members or friends who want to help an individual with depression.  
  • clinical providers who would like to use the manual as a supplement to their treatment.

If you are in crisis, in need of immediate assistance or experiencing thoughts of suicide, call or text the Suicide Crisis Helpline at 988 (toll free, 24/7).