May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. One of the major mental health issues of our time is depression. Statistics show that 20 percent of adult Americans can expect to experience clinical depression at least once.
In the 18th and 19th century, depression, also known as melancholia, was thought to be a character trait that was inherited and could not be changed. Today, we understand it as a disease that can be treated. Nevertheless, there is much about depression that is still not understood, and stigma attached to depression remains a problem. For those suffering from depression and those close to them, depression can seem mysterious and impossible to cure.
In this 4-week course, led by Rev. Karyn Marsh, who is a chaplain at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Friend of UUCC, participants will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression, about treatments for depression, and how to support those who are experiencing depression. While this course is designed for those who are supporting people with depression, it will also offer resources for participants to tend to their own mental health.
The first three classes will be held via zoom on Mondays, May 1, May 8, and May 15, from 7 pm until 8 pm. The final class session will be in-person at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Rd., Lutherville, MD 21093, on May 20 from 1 pm until 3 pm. Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions.
To register please click on this link: https://tuucdatabase.breezechms.com/form/55276183