Depression Education and Health Promotion Project (DEHPP) is a program designed to educate students (mostly middle school but any group is considered), teachers/school personnel and/or parents about depression and other mental health issues (anxiety, substance use,LGBTQI, etc.). Presentations last one to one and one-half hours and include one to two movies about depression (done by professional actors – one for students and one for adults), work sheets, educational booklets, other informative handouts, as well as time at the end for open discussion and Q&A. Medical school faculty, UConn Health staff, and medical students are typically involved with the presentations, which are moderated by the project coordinator.
Thanks to an anonymous provider, UConn Health was able to produce two videos for educating the public about depression. We are now able to provide these videos to the public for free viewing on our website.
For Parents: Not Just a Phase: Understanding Kids and Depression
For Youth: What's the Deal with Depression?