ABSTRACT. Depression in rural women is a problem of epidemie proportions. Within the parameters of a rural mental health center, a feminist group can assist women in examining depressogenic socialization messages. In this 13-week women's group, the focus shifted from a semi-structured socio-educational approach to the partieipants taking an increasingly active role in bringing in and working on relevant personal concems. Crucial in the process were reexamining women's role expectations, challenging role-stereotypes, expressing anger, and bonding and networking with each other. The group fostered self-respect, awareness of choices, and assertiveness in previously depressed rural women.