Learning Together Women’s Depression Group
COSTI's Learning Together Women's Depression Group is an open psycho-educational support group offered to Italian-speaking women diagnosed with depression. Learning Together offers women support, information on symptom management, and culturally tailored interventions to cope with depression. This gives women the opportunity to develop a support network, learn coping skills and reduce their isolation. Women can be referred through their family physicians or community health providers. Self referrals are accepted.
- Individual screening assessment
- Individual counselling
- Ongoing supportive group counselling
- Crisis counselling
Who is Eligible
Services are available to all Italian Canadian women residing in the Greater Toronto area and York Region.
Groups run every other Thursday. 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
This Program is Located at:
Family and Mental Health Services
There is $20.00 annual fee associated with the service.
Learning Together is funded by the United Way of Greater Toronto.
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Symptoms of Depression
Symptoms of Depression include:
- Significant changes in appetite and weight over a short period of time
- Sleep problems; sleeping too little or too much
- Loss of interest in work, hobbies, people
- Feelings of uselessness, hopelessness, excessive guilt
- Preoccupation with failure(s) or inadequacies
- Agitation or loss of energy
- Slowed thinking, forgetfulness, trouble
concentrating and making decisions
- Decreased sexual drive
- Tendency to cry easily, or having the urge to cry but unable to do so
- Excessive concern about physical complaints
- Thoughts of death and/or harming self
- At times, a loss of touch with reality, perhaps hearing voices (hallucinations) or having strange ideas (delusions)
How do I know I'm suffering from Depression?
Depression can occur at any time in a person’s life. Depression is one of the most common mental health problems. It is estimated that up to 15% of the population will be treated with depression at some point in their lifetime. Major Depression can occur in 10 - 25% of women and 5 - 12% of men. Studies show that approximately 15% of those over 65 experience symptoms of depression that cause them distress and make it hard for them to function.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
416.486.8046 or 1.888.486.8236
National Foundation for Depressive Illness
1.800.239.1265 or www.depression.org