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HOW TO OVERCOME DEPRESSION
AND PREVENT SUICIDE
Dr Michelle Karume is an assistant professor, speaker and psychotherapist. She is passionate about Marriage and Family Therapy, Medical Family Therapy, Collaborative Care and Program Development; and strongly believes that the family unit is the training ground for life and healthy relationships. Dr Oscar Githua is also a speaker, forensic psychologist and an assistant professor of psychology with extensive professional experience both locally and internationally. He has worked with various non-governmental organisations, government agencies and private establishments leading evidence-based interventions.
With over 40 years of lecturing, speaking and counselling between them they have come together to help counter what they describe as a growing epidemic amongst people today –depression and suicide.
In this first ever exclusive online course, their goal is to teach individuals how to manage and eliminate stress; and identify the tools and strategies required to overcome depression and prevent suicide. Their desire is to see people living fully, abundantly and free!
MODULE 1 – INTRODUCTION
In this first module, Drs Michelle & Oscar break down what to expect in the course, the learning outcomes and modality to be used.
MODULE 2 – HOW TO IDENTIFY DEPRESSION IN YOU AND IN OTHERS
What are the noticeable changes one should look out for? This module will help you uncover the mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and behavioral changes. As well as symptoms and causes.
MODULE 3 – IMPACT OF DEPRESSION
In this module, Drs Michelle & Oscar explain the effect of depression on one’s life, relationships, social obligations and work productivity.
MODULE 4 – HOW TO MANAGE DEPRESSION FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS
This lesson explains the importance of talking to someone, healthcare and professional options available.
MODULE 5 – SUICIDE
Undoubtedly the most costly consequence of depression. In this module, Drs Michelle & Oscar explain the risk and protective factors. And how it also impacts gender differently.
MODULE 6 – IMMINENCE OF THE THREAT
In this lesson, we learn about the various stages from ideation, intent, plan and means. And also understand the spectrum of ‘checking out’.
MODULE 7 – HOW TO INTERVENE
In this module, Drs Michelle & Oscar breakdown the most effective strategies for intervening for oneself and for others.
MODULE 8 – ETHICAL AND LEGAL IMPLICATIONS
In this module, the Doctors share critical information on involuntary hospitalization and detail on the health care system.
MODULE 9 – MANAGING LIFE STRESS
In this final module, Dr Michelle and Dr Oscar explain the concept of mental hygiene, the importance of self-care, positive thinking and resilience.
MODULE 10 – IN CLOSING
You’ve learnt the vital steps; now what? Dr Michelle & Dr Oscar share final thoughts.