Depression and Mood Disorders
Depression is a Kaiser Permanente Featured Health Topic
Watch these videos to learn more about depression, its causes and symptoms, treatment options, and other helpful resources.
Patient Education Materials
Managing Your Depression
Depression and Seniors
Suicidal Thoughts or Threats
Understanding Bipolar Disorder
Understanding and Managing Depression
Understanding the Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Excellent information on Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Postpartum Support International Information on "baby blues" and the more severe Postpartum Depression.
Health Classes at Kaiser Permanente
A variety of classes are offered to support your health care. Some are described below. Click here to find classes in your area.
A single-session class covering important facts about depression, including the causes, symptoms, and treatment options. You’ll learn about medication, its side effects, psychotherapy, and self-care. If you have mild to moderate depression, your next step may include attending the “Overcoming Depression” class series.
A multi-session class based on the latest research on skills for managing depression. You’ll learn to recognize and change unhelpful thinking and behavior patterns that may play a role in your depression. You’ll learn how to take better care of yourself to help improve your mood and feel better about yourself.