Depression

seedlingDepression is a serious medical illness; it is not something that you have made up in your head. Depression is more than just feeling "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. It is feeling "down" and "low" and "hopeless" for weeks at a time. 
Programs for Members with Depression

Depression is a common condition that often goes untreated.

WellPlus, Physicians Plus' online wellness portal, has a two-week wellness workshop on depression. The wellness workshop provides information about depression and shares treatment options and resources for self-care. To enroll, click here

Member Benefits for Depression Care

If you need a behavioral health provider, please contact UW Behavioral Health (UW BH) (608) 422-8380 or (800) 683-2300 for a professional assessment of your situation and referral to an appropriate participating provider.

For emergencies, please contact your therapist. If you do not currently have a therapist or cannot reach your therapist, call the UnityPoint Health – Meriter Hospital emergency room or any Physicians Plus participating emergency room.

Other Resources

See if you have signs or symptoms of depression using the Depression Screening Tool. Talk to your primary care provider if you do have signs or symptoms. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Wisconsin Find events, support groups and resources in Wisconsin communities.

Mental Health America The country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.