Depression Center

As a founding member of the National Network of Depression Centers, we are committed to increasing scientific knowledge about depression & bipolar disorder and removing the stigma associated with mental illness. These aims will enable advanced patient care, thereby significantly improving quality of life.

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401 E. Chestnut Suite 610
Louisville, KY 40202

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Exciting Virtual Fund Raising Event was held on August 20th.

Watch video below to view this must-see presentation by Dr. Charles Raison, author of The New Mind-Body Science of Depression, and a top authority on the Covid-19 virus impact on mental health. Special guest presentation of a moving music video by Jackson Snelling is included.

Dr. Jess Wright, MD, co-authors Op-Ed on CNN Business.

The title is "5 ways businesses can prevent a costly mental health crisis." Read it here.

2021 Depression Center Annual Conference will be Virtual

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 15th Annual Conference of the UofL Depression Center will again be held remotely on November 5th, 2021. As in past years, the program will feature leading experts in mental health treatment and will offer rich opportunities for learning. This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers, Maurizio Fava, M.D., Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Massachusetts General Hospital and leading authority on psychopharmacology of depression, Barbara O. Rothbaum, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University and top expert on PTSD, and Cheri Levinson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Louisville and Director of the Louisville Center for Eating Disorders. Full CME credits will be available to registrants.. Schedule and Speaker Bios

CANCELLED: FREE Public Seminars

The upcoming free seminars have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.

Weekly Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Meetings

Tuesday nights, 7:30 - 8:30pmSeveral of our providers partner with the DBSA Family and Friends Groups. More information here.

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Director Jess Wright, MD, offers suggestions for coping during the pandemic

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From the Director

Dr. Jesse WrightRecommended Reading from the Director of the UofL Depression Center

Dr. Wright was a co-author on an important study that researched the barriers to implementation of Computer-Assisted Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for depression in primary care. Some of the obstacles include an insufficient number of trained therapists, costs of treatment, lack of transportation, and difficulty in scheduling and attending a large number of therapy sessions. For this reason, most primary care patients who could benefit from CBT do not participate in this form of treatment or receive any psychotherapy. Read article


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UofL Health Care Outpatient Center
401 E. Chestnut
Suite 610
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-588-4450
Fax: 502-588-9539




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