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Teaching students with Depression: The British Columbia Ministry of Education

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The following link leads to a 48-page PDF resource for teachers developed by the British Columbia Ministry of Education. This comprehensive document provides an overview of depression, including types of depression, causes and contributing factors, characteristics of students with depression, and myths about students with Depression. Of particular interest to teachers are sections devoted to identifying and referring students at risk for depression and sections addressing various organizational, instructional, and problem-solving strategies. Additional resources for teachers as well as parents and students are also provided toward the end of the document. Given that this document was published in 2001, it is important to note that some of the information presented is not consistent with the latest version of the DSM (5) and that some of the additional resources listed may not be current.