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Home Study Program | Depressed Anonymous

Home Study Program

Home Study Program

 The Depressed Anonymous HOME STUDY PROGRAM is designed to provide you with a step by step plan of action. Used at Depressed Anonymous meetings, the HOME STUDY PROGRAM is now available for those who do not have a DEPRESSED ANONYMOUS GROUP in their community. The power of the HOME STUDY PROGRAM is that you work at your own pace.

Initiate self-directed this self-help program, order the HOME STUDY KIT which includes a WORKBOOK and the DEPRESSED ANONYMOUS MANUAL or as some call it, “THE BIG BOOK of DA.”

THE DA WORKBOOK coordinates with the DEPRESSED ANONYMOUS MANUAL and is filled with questions which are designed to lead you deeper into the reasons/causes that brought you PRESENTLY to this point in your life. The suggested format, whether a Home Study Program or a DA Group Meeting, is to break the Manual and accompanying Workbook into 4 sections, within each of the 12 Steps. Following this format takes approximately one year to complete the 12 steps.

Click here to order Depressed Anonymous for $15 Click here to order Depressed Anonymous Workbook for $12




This might seem like a long time, however, as stated on page 157 – 3rd paragraph in the Manual

“In this natural world, one of the first laws is that all growth is gradual”

This is a marathon, not a sprint! Your goal should be to evolve into a Depressed Anonymous Weekly Meeting with others that suffer from the pains of depression and want to get better.


24 thoughts on “Home Study Program”

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      1. Hi Tracy

        To find whether there is a DA group in Reading, please go to MEETINGS on this site–click on to the MEETING menu and click onto meetings in the USA. Go to Pennsylvania, click onto that State, and you will find references to where the Groups are located. If you are near the Meeting site, click onto that for info as to how to contact a member at the address listed. We hope you find your group.

  1. I’ve struggled with depression most of my life. I recently heard about a Depressed Anonymous group in La Crosse, WI, but that’s still over 100 miles away. I’d like to learn more, and would like to start a group in my area. I belong to NAMI, but much of NAMI deals with mental illness other than depression. I do see a therapist on a regular basis, but would love a support group.

      1. Hello Maude
        Thank you for your interest in getting a group started online in your area. We are looking forward to helping you set up a Depressed Anonymous group meeting in your area. The best route is to attend a virtual Depressed Anonymous meeting on ZOOM. You can find the directions to access this meeting, and be part of it live, by checking out the Home Page Menu at MEETINGS online to locate meetings in the USA or online meetings outside the USA. Go to Meetings USA and click onto Journeys of Hope meetings, where you will find a link to the Zoom virtual group meeting site. When you click onto the green button on your screen “Join the group”, you will be admitted into the live group meeting. Meetings are an hour long and are scheduled every day at 11:30PM CST and 12:30PM EST.
        The literature that is used at our meetings are the following: Depressed Anonymous Manual, The Depressed Anonymous Workbook, and the Higher Thoughts for Down Days (The daily reader). These books can be available and ordered at the DA Online Bookstore. The DA Manual and DA Workbook can be downloaded as eBooks.
        At this website,, please read the Preamble to the DA group. This will give you a basic understanding of who we are and what we do. It will explain how we are a 12 Step Program of recovery, using the 12 spiritual principles of Depressed Anonymous.

        When you attend your first DA ZOOM virtual meeting, please sign in 10 minutes or so before, to meet the host and be welcomed.

        Will you be supported by the group? Great question. Definitely. You will discover many people in our fellowship who will be more than willing to help you with your concerns, questions and whatever else you may want to know.
        If you would like to contact us by email, you can contact us at
        Thank you for your request. Sincerely,
        Hugh S., for the fellowship.

    1. Hi Terri
      Thank you for your post. If you are looking for a Daily Meditation Book, then possibly you are referring to Higher Thoughts for Down Days: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for members of 12 step fellowship groups. This is published by Depressed Anonymous Publications. You can order it by going to Depressed Anonymous website. The Book is available on KINDLE as well.
      Hope this information is helpful.

  2. I really relate and would like to work this program. Can I either work with another person like a buddy system? And/or pls can you send me a home study pack?
    Would I need to check in with anyone?
    Sorry about all my questions, I will look really forward to hearing back from you/someone.


  3. I really relate and would like to work this program. Can I either work with another person like a buddy system? And/or pls can you send me a home study pack?
    Would I need to check in with anyone?

    1. You made it! Welcome and congratulations on your test. Whatz up? Hope you like what you find here at our site.

    2. Happy New Year! A major resolution of mine for 2019 is to home study the DABB ( Depressed Anonymous Big Book) and its Manual. I also have a book with a fascinating title about ‘doing it when I feel better.’ I have a few cups of coffee in AA, so I will enjoy this home study! And, yes, my goal is to organize a group in about a year, when I finish the studies. I had to state this somewhere official because a day at a time, I am committed to this path. Happy 2019 fellowship members!
      From: Eve IvoryMist (not real name, I’m anonymous!)

  4. Hello, I have tried several times to order the home study kit and the manual and workbook without being able to find them. Can you send me a link? Thank you, Michelle Rice.

    1. Good Morning Michelle
      Thank you for your interest in the Home Study Kit. Sorry that it was difficult to access.
      Here is what you can do–it will lead you right to where you can order the Kit.
      Go to 1) Depressed Anonymous Website. 2) Scroll down to last row of titles on the Menu and click onto -VISIT OUR STORE and then 3)Click onto Visit the Depressed Anonymous Bookstore/
      This will take you to 4)Depressed Anonymous Publications-Right corner of the top of the page. Featured Item: Home Study Kit. Click on and order.
      When you order you will be sent a post saying your books have been ordered. Then the day it is shipped you will receive a notification.
      Hope this helps.
      Hugh, for the Fellowship.

  5. I now have the depressed anon book and the da workbook but
    I am unsure(brain fog) how to go thro the course. Can anyone guide me?

    1. Hi Jim

      I will happy to assist you as I can. I will be in contact with you by email this afternoon. My email address is I will also send a file about the Home Study program of recovery which you may find helpful.

  6. I deadly need a support for my depression. May i know is there any DA meeting in bangalore- India. Please

    1. We only know of face to face meetings that people make us aware of. We publish what we are aware of. We do not know of any face to face meetings in India, Bangalore or otherwise. There may be meetings but we are not aware of them.

      You may want to try online meetings. Based on India’s time zone the meeting at 12:30pm ET may work for you although it will be a little later in your day. Also there is an early morning Monday meeting based in Australia that you may be interested in. See Online Depressed Anonymous Meetings

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