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Dealing with depression

Is it more than just the blues?

Feelings of sadness are a normal reaction to life events such as a breakup or the loss of a loved one. Even a sad movie or TV show can give us the blues. But people with depression are not able to move past those feelings, and they can last for
a long time. Depression is an illness that may require treatment.

UofSC faculty and staff can get help with information and resources about depression through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Webinar: Beating the Blues

Get techniques for beating the blues, and learn to recognize the difference between sadness and depression through an online seminar that can be accessed any time starting May 17th.

No registration is necessary – just log into the EAP website using the username and password “USC” and then scroll down to the middle of the page and click the plus sign below “Online Seminars”.

If you have questions, type them into the “Ask a question” box and you will receive an answer within five business days. All questions and answers will be posted on the FAQ tab.

Newsletter: Supporting a Family Member or Friend

If someone in your life has depression, you may feel helpless and wonder what to do. EAP’s May newsletter [pdf] has tips on how to offer support and understanding, and how to help your loved one get the resources to cope with depression. 

Articles, Tip Sheets, Videos and More

Learn how to identify depression, cope with symptoms and when to ask for help by logging into the EAP website using the username and password “USC”. You will find articles, tip sheets and videos that cover topics such as symptoms and treatment, anti-depressant therapy and medications, and the baby blues.

Posted May 6, 2016