DepressionBusters: How many do you use?


  • Individual Therapy


  • Group Therapy


  • Support Groups (e.g. Recovery Inc., 12step groups, etc.)


  • Exercise & Sports


  • Nutritional Balance


  • Consistent Sleep


  • Books about depression/self-improvement


  • Journaling


  • Yoga/Meditation


  • Prayer and/or spiritual connection


  • Volunteering


  • Music: Playing and/or listening


  • Dance/Movement


  • Hobbies/Fun (e.g. beach, movies, reading)


  • Classes (e.g. writing, dance, computers)


  • Community Groups (e.g. Sierra Club, Toastmasters)


  • Bodywork/Chiropractic/Acupuncture


  • Homeopathic/Ayurvedic/Naturopathic Medicine


  • Psychopharmacology (Medication)


A Harvard Study found that engagement and meaning are necessary elements for life fulfillment. How do you feel engaged in your life and what gives your life meaning?



Andrew Susskind, LCSW, BCD (August 2006).