Year: 2009 Source: Psychiatric Services, v.60, no.5, (May 2009), p.596-599 SIEC No: 20100644

This article describes the creation of the European Alliance Against Depression in 2004 & the cornerstone of the alliance, which is a shared multi-level approach that includes interventions on 4 levels: education of primary care physicians; a professional public relations campaign, training of community facilitators, & interventions with affected persons & high-risk groups. Several countries have expanded their original model programs into other regions or nationwide. (16 refs.)