Depression is a six-week education program designed to help people who have been diagnosed with depression. A trained facilitator and health care professionals discuss issues that relate to depression. These include information on symptoms, treatment options, coping strategies and community resources.
The aim of Depression program is to offer assistance as well as encouragement in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. This program does not replace counselling or therapy. Confidentiality and privacy of sharing within the group is strongly promoted.
Symptoms of depression:
- Poor memory or concentration
- Feelings of emptiness
- Cannot enjoy regular hobbies
- Ongoing fatigue / lack of energy
- Unexplained aches and pains
- Sleep disturbances
- Suicidal thoughts or actions
Program Length: 6 weeks, 2 hours per session
Next Start Date:
TBA – pending on status of COVID in the region.
If you are interested in attending one of the many programs offered by the Saint John office, please contact the Saint John Community Program Coordinator – Dawn O’Dell via email email@example.com.