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New Research on Depression in the Workplace.

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JOURNAL

Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP's

MHM September 207x300

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SPEAKING BOOKS

suicide book

Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted.  We depend on written communication for information, guidance, and access to heath care information That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way information is delivered to low literacy communities. It's exactly what it sounds like.a book that talks to the reader in his or her local  language, delivering critical information in an interactive, and educational way.

The customizable 16-page book, accompanied by local celebrity audio recordings, ensures that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood..

We started with books on Teen Suicide prevention , HIV, AIDS and Depression, Understanding Mental Health and have developed over 30 titles, such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines for over 30 countries.

depression book

Increased knowledge and cognitive behaviour therapy can be delivered by the internet and can alleviate symptoms of depression. Christensen and colleagues randomised 525 people with depression to a website offering information about depression or one offering cognitive behaviour therapy, or to an attention placebo consisting of weekly contact with a lay interviewer. They found that after six weeks, cognitive behaviour therapy delivered by the internet reduced dysfunctional thinking and depressive symptoms, and psychoeducation reduced symptoms and increased knowledge of effective treatment for depression. The authors conclude that the internet could be a powerful tool for delivering public health interventions.

 

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