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DIY Depression Treatment Program



Hello and welcome to The DIY Depression Treatment Program, brought to you by Wherapy: Therapy – Wherever, Whenever!

In this 4-week course, you will…

gain a better understanding of how a person’s energy levels can change and what to do in order to mitigate the effects of low energy. We will be using the economy as an analogy for our personal energy levels.

Throughout the course, you will hear terms such as Energy Reserve, Energy Profit, Energy Loss, Return on Investment, Deferred ROI, Energy Surplus and Energy Deficit. The course is divided into five categories. During the first week, we will focus on The Day-to-Day Economy of Energy. During the second week, we will look at The Long-Term Economy of Energy. In the week after, we will discuss the term Deferred ROI and in the penultimate week, we will apply The Economy of Energy to depression, burnout and old age. Finally, in the last week of the course, we will revise what we have learnt.

We encourage you to take each lesson at your own pace. There is a lot to learn. Short videos and diagrams are provided to make the information easier to digest. Homework will be assigned at the end of every lesson. Please make the most of the week between sessions by applying what you have learnt and doing the homework consistently throughout the week and not leaving it until the day before.

So, without further ado, let’s get started. Click on the tab below to proceed to the first week of the course: Depression Fundamentals.


Course Overview

Target Group: People who are suffering from a mild depression and are having trouble getting out of it.

Aim: To provide the information so that necessary lifestyle changes can be made in order to eliminate the symptoms of depression.

Course Duration: 4-weeks.

Lesson Duration: Approximately 20 minutes.

Method: The course consists of text and tables as well as audio and video files. Homework is assigned at the end of each lesson. 


Course Schedule

Week 1 Part 1 = Depression Fundamentals

Week 1 Part 2 = Sunlight & Exercise

Week 2 = Sleep

Week 3 = Diet

Week 4 = Work & Social Life


About The Author

Philip Andersson is a therapist and the founder of Wherapy. Throughout the years, he has worked alongside cognitive behavioral therapists as well as psychodynamic therapists. As a social worker, he worked with families with drug abuse problems. He has also worked as a children’s therapist in domestic abuse cases and with children suffering from severe depression. He has recently completed his studies to become a psychodynamic therapist.

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