Thank you for your interest in this study. Recruitment for the study has now closed. If you are looking for some resources regarding depression and mindfulness you may find the following helpful:

  • “Be Mindful Online” ( http://www.bemindfulonline.com/)
  • “The Mindful Way Through Depression,” a book co-authored by one of the lead researchers of this study, Dr. Zindel Segal. The book is available through Amazon.com and you might also be able to find a copy at your local library.
  • “Depression Connect” (http://www.depressionconnect.com/), a resource for connecting with and getting support on-line from other people who have depression.


If you would like to speak to someone directly, here are some additional options:

  • Kaiser Permanente Members can schedule an in-person or telephone appointment by calling  (303) 471-7700. Telephone appointments do not require a co-pay and can be completed from home. Kaiser Permanente also offers a 24/7 nurse advice line 303-338-4545.
  • Anyone is welcome to contact Colorado Crisis Services (http://coloradocrisisservices.org)  at 1-844-493-8255 or Text “TALK” to 38255


 Emergency services: If you are experiencing a life threatening physical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911.

SOAR – Strategies for Overcoming Residual Depressive Symptoms

Thank you for visiting our study website. This website provides information on a research study that is being conducted by researchers from Kaiser Permanente of Colorado, University of Colorado Boulder, in partnership with the University of Toronto Scarborough.


What is this study about?

face• Major depressive episodes involve a period of two weeks or more when depression significantly impacts a person’s ability to function well in their daily lives.
• 1/3 of people who have major depression experience residual depressive symptoms even after they receive treatment such as medication or talk therapy. These symptoms include: sleeping problems, feeling down or having trouble with motivation towards your daily activities, problems with concentration, and over or under eating.
• This study examines whether using an internet program called Mindful Mood Balance is effective for reducing residual depressive symptoms.


What is Mindful Mood Balance?

balanceMindful Mood Balance is an internet program designed to deliver Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Currently, MBCT involves attendance at 8 weekly in-person group sessions that are led by a therapist. Providing MBCT online through the Mindful Mood Balance program would mean that more people could be reached and treated. We want to know whether this treatment is effective when it is provided via the internet. The Mindful Mood Balance program and website is designed to provide instruction in the identical skills and exercises that patients attending the in-person groups would receive.


If you are interested in learning more, we ask you to click here to answer a few brief questions to ensure you would be provisionally eligible for the study.