Project UPLIFT
Managing epilepsy can be hard enough on its own. When you add depression, it can be even more challenging. If you are an adult with epilepsy who is experiencing symptoms of depression, Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan can help - through an evidence-based program called "Project UPLIFT." This program has the following features:

  • eight one-hour sessions with a psychologist specializing in epilepsy and depression
  • sessions are conducted weekly over the phone
  • sessions will include 5 - 15 participants, all of whom have epilepsy
  • each session will include information and activities which will strengthen your ability to prevent or manage depression and stress
  • group discussion with participants will help you to learn from each other's challenges and successes

Among people with epilepsy and depression who completed this program through Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, 68% experienced clinically significant reductions in depression scores (defined as 5 or more points on the PHQ-9). Participants' depression scores were reduced by an average of 46%.

To register for the program, please contact Russ Derry at 800-377-6226 ext. 1302. 

Project UPLIFT is an evidence-based program developed by Emory University and the CDC's Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network. To learn more about this and other MEW Network programs, please visit their website.

This program is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under cooperative agreement number 1U58DP0026256-03-00. Its contents are solely thre responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the CDC.