02 March 2012

Free Writing Workshop for Women with Depression (Hawaii)

Post date: 02 March 2012
Deadline: 9 - 30 March 2012

Depression affects 8-16% of women of reproductive age. Symptoms of depression include depressed mood, irritability, loss of interest or pleasure in most activities, guilt or low self-worth, changes in appetite or sleep patterns, weight fluctuations, low energy, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and/or impaired social or occupational functioning.

In women of reproductive age, depression may negatively affect fertility, pregnancy, infant health and development, parenting, and relationships with others.


Research shows that expressive writing is an effective way of reducing depression, anxiety and stress. Studies have also shown that expressive writing improves interpersonal relationships, immunity and overall wellness.


Melisa Dixon is a Family Nurse Practitioner. This workshop is an evidence-based project designed by her as part of her Doctor of Nursing Practice capstone project, through the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.


You are eligible to participate if you are a non-pregnant woman, over 18 years of age with mild to moderate depression.

When: Fridays in March
  • 3/9: 6-7:30pm
  • 3/16: 6-7pm
  • 3/23: 6-7:30pm
  • 3/30: 6-7:30pm

Where: Mindful Matters Wellness Center, 407 Uluniu Street, Suite 412, Kailua, HI 96734

Contact Melisa Dixon, APRN, LSP, SC Family Nurse Practitioner, for more information.


For inquiries: mdixon2@uccs.edu

Website: http://www.mindfulmatterskailua.com
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