Resilience Training vs. Antidepressant Meds

18 Jan

I work with at-risk middle school aged students in an arts education program. I was really interested in an article broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition today entitled, “Emotional Training Helps Kids Fight Depression”. The article cites studies conducted by Jane Gilham of the Penn Resiliency Program at the University of Pennsylvania, demonstrating that negative thinking (calling yourself stupid) can lead to depression. The program has developed a curriculum aimed at teaching middle school aged students strategies to challenge such thought patterns. Such training, which was implemented at a school in West Harlem, Gilham argues, can be as powerful as taking antidepressant medicines

Advertisements

One Response to “Resilience Training vs. Antidepressant Meds”

  1. Marian Johnson January 21, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

    You are awesome.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: