Facing Depression

And how to overcome it

Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford

Clinical Psychologist and Author

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Depression has many causes and many manifestations, but at its root it robs people of their ability to fully flourish. Margaret Rutherford is an author and a clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience in helping people deal with depression. In this course, she shares her expertise on the nature of this disease, and how those struggling with it can find healing. 

What You'll Learn

  • What depression is and what causes it. 
  • How perfectionism can be a hidden form of depression. 
  • Strategies for overcoming depression.   


10 Episodes

1. What is depression?


Learn how depression is more complicated than just a chemical imbalance.

2. Where Does Depression Come From?


Explore the many and varied causes of depression.

3. Bipolar Disorder


Understand the features of bipolar disorder, and how it relates to depression.

4. Major Depressive Disorder


Learn to recognize the symptoms of severe depression.

5. Common Types of Depression


Distinguish between Persistent Depressive Disorder, Postpartum Depression, & Treatment Resistant Depression, and how they keep you from fully flourishing.

6. Perfectly Hidden Depression


Learn how perfectionism can disguise hidden depression.

7. Coping


Learn why depression can block your natural ability to recover on your own.

8. Fighting Stigma


Accept that depression is not a sign of weakness, and may actually be a sign of strength.

9. Healing From Depression


Discover the unique way each person can heal.

10. What Next?


Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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