Depression Management

The Allegiance Depression Management Program helps to effectively treat your depression in order to improve health and quality of life. Regularly scheduled phone calls from a certified health coach will provide support, symptom monitoring, education and skills to help manage your depression.

Benefits of Depression Management

  • Monitoring your depression symptoms and coordinating care with your family doctor and health care team helps determine the most effective treatment options
  • Effective treatment helps you feel better more quickly so there is less chance of the depression returning
  • Gaining depression management skills helps you to manage your depression so that you can function at your best level and decrease the likelihood of another episode
  • Your health coach serves as a resource and can connect you to available community and health services

Your Participation Involves

  • Completing your scheduled follow-up calls
  • Discussing treatment changes with your health coach
  • Learning and practicing depression management skills
  • Attending all scheduled appointments with your health care provider
  • Sharing your concerns with your health care provider

The program is a collaboration with the University of Michigan Depression Center and the Michigan Depression Outreach and Collaborative Care (M-DOCC) program. For more information about the program, please call (517) 817-7547.

If you are a smoker, it’s important for you to understand that smoking slows recovery and increases the risk of problems. Several weeks prior to surgery, talk with your health care provider if you need help quitting.