Depression recovery program set at SonBridge


COLLEGE PLACE — SonBridge Community Center, 1200 S.E. 12th Ave., is sponsoring an eight-week depression recovery program created by Dr. Neil Nedley.

More than 19 million people in the U.S. suffer from depression annually and during stressful times, this disease can intensify. Many factors can lead to depression including unrealistic goals, added financial stress, family expectations and change of schedule or eating patterns, organizers said.

Drawing from more than two decades of research and clinical experience, Nedley put together his concept in the eight-week curriculum. SonBridge will be hosting an informational session of the “Nedley Depression Recovery Program” on DVD, beginning Sunday at 3 p.m.

During the course, participants will learn to identify underlying causes that can trigger depression, noted Barbie Dickerson, the licensed social worker who will facilitate the sessions.

The program will focus on brain health, healthy lifestyles, the pros and cons of psychotropic medications and preventative measures.

The introductory program is free, but costs for the curriculum range from $30 to $99; financial help is available. Registration for workbooks is due Sunday.

For more information call Dickerson at 509-386-1145.


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