Depression Education and Health Promotion Project (DEHPP)
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, LGBT, 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), working sheets/educational booklets and Q & A. Medical students' roles are to assist the program coordinator, who typically leads the meeting.
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.