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Smashing the Stigma: Recognizing Signs of Depression & Finding Support (15 Wellness Points)*

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Depression can be a scary and confusing word. What is the difference between depression and grief or sadness? Should I be concerned about a loved one who suffers from depression? Am I experiencing depression myself, and what do I do about it?

This seminar will aim to answer these questions and more. We will demystify depression by exploring common signs and symptoms, how to recognize them in yourself or other people, and how to find support. The seminar will provide an overview of evidence-based treatments for depression, covering various psychotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches.

Alison Hartman, M.S., is a rising fourth year Ph.D. student in the clinical psychology program at Drexel. Alison is passionate about breaking the stigma surrounding mental health through research and clinical work. Alison’s research focuses on mood, anxiety, and sleep disorders in relation to women’s reproductive milestones. As a CBT therapist, Alison has extensive experience working with patients suffering from depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders.

Jennifer Schwartz, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, teaching professor, and the Director of the Psychological Services Center (PSC) in the Department of Psychology at Drexel. Drexel’s PSC is a training clinic that serves the Philadelphia community. There, Dr. Schwartz trains clinical psychology graduate students in state-of-the-art therapeutic approaches of patient assessment and treatment.

*Participants in our Wellness Incentive Program are eligible to earn 15 points (a $15 credit) for attending this event. You must sign-in to receive credit.

You must register for the Health Advocate Wellness Incentive Program AND complete your annual Personal Health Profile before you will be eligible to receive any payouts. Points for attending these events will be sent to Health Advocate on a monthly basis for the prior month’s activities. There will be a 6-week delay in these points and payouts being distributed. For information about our wellness incentive program, please visit:

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