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Help us tackle depression online!

Leipzig, Germany

The website and the online self-management tool iFightDepression are evidence-based resources for information and supportive treatment of depression. Help us to keep both up-to-date and free!

Ainslie O´Connor from European Alliance Against Depression e.V. | 
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About this project

The European Alliance Against Depression e.V. ( based in Leipzig is a non-profit, internationally active association with the aim of better care for depression and prevention of suicidal behavior! We now have partners from more than 20 countries around the world, whom we support not only in implementing community-based interventions, but also take part in research projects in the fields of depression and eMentalHealth. Furthermore, we are responsible for the international dissemination of the website and the multilingual, online-based self-management tool iFightDperession. In order to keep these resources free, up-to-date and translate them into even more languages, we need your support! aims to raise awareness of depression and suicidal behaviour. It addresses the broad public, adults and young people, family and friends, community professionals and health care professionals.
Since its relaunch in February 2018, the website has a new, user-friendly interface and the responsive design allows visitors to open on mobile devices as well to comfortably access the most relevant information on depression anywhere and anytime.
The website consists of various subpages on different depression topics, e.g. information on the causes, symptoms and treatment options of depression. Visitors can also find out about sources of help in their country. Moreover, users can fill in a depression self-test, share feedback and download materials.
With the help of our parteners across the globe, we have translated the website into 12 different languages up to date and will continue with even more languages.
The iFightDepression Tool is a multilingual internet based guided self-management tool for adults and adolescents with milder forms of depression, which is currently implemented in Europe and Australia (available in more than ten languages).
Content:The iFightDepression tool consists of several online workshops that patients can work through at their own pace. One workshop can be worked on over several sessions.
For young people, an adapted version of the programme is also available, containing age specific modules on relationships and social anxiety.
The iFightDepression tool consists of clearly arranged and easy-to-comprehend text modules supported by graphics. Additionally, work sheets are offered for homework and personal exercises. These can be filled in and saved by patients directly on the computer or printed out and completed offline.
Use of the tool: A central element of the tool is the guidance by a trained health professional, e.g. general practitioner or clinical psychologist. There is good evidence that guided programmes are more effective than those without supervision.
Updated at 18. March 2020