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Date updated: May 3, 2022 – Mood Disorders Society of Canada is a website from Mood Disorders Society of Canada.

Check out the following:
What is Depression – causes of depression and symptoms of depression

Could it be depression– Symptom Checklist –

Managing your depression – accepting help, leading a healthy lifestyle, maintain your social life, develop a management plan, identifiy barriers to recovery, important points to consider

Journey to Improvement – talk to your doctor, Doctor discussion guide, consulting a therapist
self help groups, your support network
Information for family and friends – how to help, questions about treatment, talking about depression, resources


These publications are not meant to be a substitute for professional nor are they diagnostic tools. In other words, completing the checklist will not tell you whether or not you have depression. The purpose of this tool is to help you discuss all of your symptoms with your doctor. It will help your doctor find the treatment that works best for you.

  • If there is an emergency:
    call 911 immediately; or
  • If you are experiencing a Mental Health Crisis contact the 811 Health Line

If you are not experiencing an emergency but would like someone to talk to contact the Lifewise Warm Line

a Confidential Peer Support

TOLL FREE: 1-855-753-2560 local 753-2560 ENGLISH

TOLL FREE: 1-833-753-5460 FRENCH

7 days a week 10 am to 12 am (midnight)


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