Navigating Epilepsy: The Road Ahead

Project UPLIFT

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Epilepsy + Depression = A challenge

Project UPLIFT = A SOLUTION

Epilepsy is hard enough to cope with on its own. When you add depression, coping can be much more difficult. Fortunately, PROJECT UPLIFT provides skills to prevent depression and manage future stress.

NEREG has been pleased to offer Project Uplift to its patients for the last year. Here is some general information about the program. If you are interested in being a part of the next group please email me:uvmlcsw@gmail.com
Project UPLIFT
Project UPLIFT (Using Practice and Learning to Increase Favorable Thoughts) is a phone- and web-based program designed to prevent or reduce depression in people with epilepsy.
How does UPLIFT work?
Project UPLIFT provides skills through group phone delivery of a program to help treat or prevent depression.
UPLIFT is based on mindfulness and cognitive therapy, two techniques proven to help prevent and manage symptoms of depression. Often depression leads to dwelling on the past or accepting negative thoughts that impact mood.
UPLIFT teaches people with epilepsy to notice
•How their thoughts affect their mood.
•How to let go of problem thoughts.
•How to pay attention to the present moment.

Access to transportation is not an issue with UPLIFT because it is delivered directly to their home. This also lowers the anxiety of having a seizure in public. There is no fear in seeking support for depression since UPLIFT is confidential.
The program includes eight group sessions with exercises at home between sessions. Each telephone session lasts about one hour. Sessions are free and all materials are provided by NEREG.
For more Information please visit this website:
http://web1.sph.emory.edu/ManagingEpilepsyWell/programs/uplift.php
or email: UVMLCSW@gmail.com

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