For mild cases of depression, consider supported self-management (SSM) — providing information about depression so that patients can participate in managing their depression, with your support.
Self-management (aka self-help) tools for your patients include:
- Antidepressant Skills Workbook (ASW)
- You can provide your patients with this two page brochure (PDF) describing the ASW, or alternatively, you can simply give them this HTML link
View more information about the ASW for professionals