Initiative Description: Manual based program, with a fixed curriculum for every session. It focuses on training in cognitive-restructuring skills, techniques for modifying irrational and negative self-statements, and ideas to reduce the risk of developing depressive symptoms.
Study Results: Reduced depression symptoms.
Reference: Pernilla Garmy, P., Jakobsson, U., Carlsson, K.S., Berg, A., Eva K. Clausson, E.K. (2015) Evaluation of a school-based program aimed at preventing depressive symptoms in adolescents. The Journal of School Nursing, 31,(2) 117 – 125.
Level of Evidence: Good