Six-week skill building classes are periodically available at this office. They are designed to help a person reduce his or her risk for an episode of depression or anxiety, or a post-treatment relapse. Each class includes a short power point presentation, handouts, discussion, and activities. The atmosphere is informal and snacks are usually provided. Best of all each one-and-a-half hour class costs about the same as a typical co-payment. These are not support groups or therapy groups and are open to the public. The skills learned can also be applied to managing stress.

Current class titles are as follows:

“Depression and Anxiety: Tools to Reduce Your Risk”

“Raising Depression-Free Children,” a parenting class for those with children under ten (based on my book-see left sidebar).

Other topics are being considered, including ones that address the needs of people for whom religious faith is important. Feel free to send suggestions for future classes via the message box found on the Contact page.