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Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Resource on Depression and Multiple Sclerosis

I ran across a report by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of American titled "Understanding and Treating Depression in Multiple Sclerosis." Included are some positive suggestions for dealing with depression, most of which might be employed in RT programs. They are:
1. Exercise
2. Create a stress management program
3. Talk about your feelings
4. Commit to one activity each week
5. Journal your feelings
6. Develop a spiritual interest (e.g., time in nature, prayer, meditation)
7. Find you bliss (i.e., the thing in your life that makes you want to get up in the morning)
8. Help others (volunteering)
9. Reward yourself (i.e., do something that makes you feel good)
10. Adopt a pet (for nonconditional love)
11. Create a gratitude list
12. Maintain a sense of humor

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