Behavioral Activation Patient Education Handout

This handout provides information about depression, explains the benefit of scheduling daily activities, and includes a worksheet for scheduling daily activities. It is for Behavioral Health Care Managers to use when delivering Behavioral Activation to a patient.

Relapse Prevention Plan Template (Spanish)

This relapse prevention plan template should be filled out by a patient with their Behavioral Health Care Manager in the months prior to completing an episode of Collaborative Care. The purpose of a relapse prevention plan (RPP) is to remind a patient to continue doing the things that make them feel better, assess their own symptoms and warning signs, and know when to ask for more help if it is needed. In other words, a RPP is a self-management tool for patients. We also have a Relapse Prevention Plan Template available in English.

How to Recognize Symptoms of Depression

Patient Education from Integrated Care & Public Health on Vimeo.

This video contains interviews with real patients talking about their experiences with depression and depression treatment with a focus on older adults. Behavioral Health Care Managers often find this useful, especially for those patients who are initially reluctant to accept a depression diagnosis. Note: This video may not be duplicated without the express permission of the AIMS Center or Duke University. It cannot be sold or shown for a fee.

Introducing your Care Team

Educating your patients about Collaborative Care and what they can expect from it is crucial to the care model’s success. Patient engagement and ownership of their care plan are key aspects of patient-centered team care, one of the five principles of Collaborative Care. Use this template to introduce your Collaborative Care team to patients. Also available in Spanish.

Relapse Prevention Plan (Depression)

Depression can occur multiple times during a person’s lifetime. The purpose of a relapse prevention plan is to help the patient understand their own personal warning signs. These warning signs are specific to each person and can help the patient identify when depression may be starting to return so they can get help sooner – before the symptoms get bad.

The other purpose of a relapse prevention plan is to help remind the patient what has worked for them and support the importance of following it. The relapse prevention plan should be filled out by the Behavioral Health Care Manager and the patient together.

Help Clinic Staff Talk with Patients About the PHQ-9

This tool is designed to help clinic support staff with answers to frequent questions they may hear from patients about the PHQ-9.

It’s best for support staff to have the opportunity to role play and practice before using the PHQ-9 with patients. It can also be helpful for support staff to keep this someplace where they can refer to it, as needed, when they get questions from patients.

Why Schedule Activities Handout

This handout is given to a patient by a Behavioral Health Care Manager. It helps explain to the patient why scheduling daily activities is a key step to improve depression. There is also a version in Spanish.

Scheduling Activities Worksheet

This worksheet is given to the patient by the Behavioral Health Care Manager. It is a tool used to plan a week’s worth of daily activities to help relieve stress and depression in the patient.

Why Schedule Activities Handout (Spanish)

This handout is given to a patient by a Behavioral Health Care Manager. It is a way to explain to the patient why scheduling daily activities is a key step to improve depression. There is also a version in English.

Relapse Prevention Plan (Spanish)

Depression can occur multiple times during a person’s lifetime. The purpose of a relapse prevention plan is to help the patient understand their own personal warning signs. These warning signs are specific to each person and can help the patient identify when depression may be starting to return so they can get help sooner – before the symptoms get bad. The other purpose of a relapse prevention plan is to help remind the patient what has worked for him/her to feel better. The relapse prevention plan should be filled out by the Behavioral Health Care Manager and the patient together.

The English version of the Relapse Prevention Plan can be found here.