Depression is very common and can have varying impact on people, from mild symptoms to significant impairments. Sadness, or having the blues, is something that most people have experienced in their lifetime. Some people experience depression episodically, with a change in the seasons, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or because of a stressful life event, known as Situational Depression. Some symptoms of depression include feeling down, being irritable, having little energy or motivation, and feeling bad about yourself. Whether you have a diagnosis of depression or go through periods of sadness, this six-session support group is a place to share your experiences, feelings, and coping strategies with others who can relate. Joining with others who have similar experiences can help you feel less isolated and reduce stress, resulting in a positive impact on your emotional and physical health. A minimum of 8 participants is needed to run the group, with a maximum of 12. The group will be closed to new members after the second session. The group will be facilitated by COA Social Services Supervisor, Nicole Saia. Please call the COA to register: 978-318-3020.
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