The following are the 12 Steps of
Depressed Anonymous seeks to prevent depression through education and by
creating a supportive and caring community through support groups that
successfully keep individuals from relapsing into depression.
For the steps below, you can click on the
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We admitted we were powerless over depression
--- that our lives had become unmanageable.
Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves
could restore us to sanity.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over
to the care of God as we understood him.
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of
Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human
being the exact nature of our wrongs.
We're entirely ready to have God remove our
Humbly asked him to remove our shortcomings.
Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became
willing to make amends to them all.
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible,
except when to do so would injure them or others.
Continued to take personal inventory and when we
were wrong promptly admitted it.
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with
God as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of his will for us and
the power to carry that out.
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of
these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these
principles in all of our affairs.