This group focuses on the development of constructive and effective coping strategies when dealing with sadness, guilt, anger, and hopelessness often associated with depression. Attendees learn to challenge how these feelings and thoughts impact their lives through empowerment and support. In these groups attendees are able to build connections with others, and through those connections reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. The acceptance and strength that comes with a cohesive group builds feelings of self-worth and provides a support system like no other. With this support system, attendees have an opportunity to explore and practice a variety of coping methods designed to successfully break through the blinding effects of depression, face challenges with increased courage, and celebrate those victories with others!