Depression, anxiety, and stress are in every part of our society, and research shows that trend increasing. It is estimated that 17.5 million Americans are affected by depression of some type, with 9.2 million have major or clinical depression. Stress and anxiety effect almost everyone at some point. These conditions together represent a dangerous trend. They are causes of disability and lead to related health problems including heart disease, stroke, and substance abuse. Most patients with depression and anxiety disorders receive no treatment.

The good news is that most people can overcome problems caused by depression, anxiety, and stress with the proper support. This course introduces learners to fundamentals of what depression, anxiety, and stress are so they can help those who suffer cope. They will develop an understanding of what triggers these conditions and how they affect the entire body. This background in addition to resources, culturally competent case studies, and practice sessions will give them the tools they need to aid people with these issues and increase their overall health.


The course is available as a 15-day Express Course or as part of the Healthy Living, HIV/AIDS, and Behavioral Health Learning Tracks. It takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete.

Learning Outcomes

After the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • Discuss the relationship of stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • Understand the physiological consequences of stress, anxiety, and depression and how it can lead to other illnesses.
  • Understand and communicate methods for depression, anxiety, and stress management.

Activities and Quizzes

This course is based on established adult learning principles. Students are given a pre-test to measure knowledge before beginning. Activities and quizzes are delivered immediately after material is presented to reinforce key points and enhance retention. A post-test at the course end measures knowledge-gain.


This course is also available in Spanish.

Who Should Attend

Depression, Anxiety, and Stress: Help Others To Cope is widely applicable to a host of medical professionals and support staff who interact with people suffering from depression, anxiety, and stress. This includes frontline nonclinical workers, such as community health workers (CHWs) and advisors, health promoters/promontoras, dental professionals, health educators, health communicators, administrators, public health program managers, outreach workers, advocates, patient navigators, peer counselors and leaders, health advisors, medical interpreters, and others who work with at-risk groups or patients.


No previous experience in the topic is required. Basic computer experience is required.

Course Delivery Method

This course is delivered via web-based learning management system. It is available as a text-based course and is designed to be led asynchronously by a facilitator.

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