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Families Matter Support Group

Families are the first and best line of defense for their loved ones. They support, lead, advocate and often bear the burden of ensuring their loved ones with mental illness get the help they need. This can be lonely, taking a heavy emotional, financial, physical and mental health toll.  The Families Matter Support Group is a strength-based, family-centered initiative that empowers, builds capacity, promotes resilience and reduces the need for crisis interventions.

“An individual diagnosed with a mental illness can lose their sense of identity for a time – their happiness, passions, energy and understanding of their world is no longer what it used to be. This is also true for individuals affected by a loved one’s illness. The family unit is reluctantly required to to establish a new identity. Your thoughts of what the future held for yourself, your family, and your loved one disappear. Give yourself permission to grieve this loss.”
– Families Matter Support Group

In order to participate, you must be registered. Please contact Chantel Bode for more information at familiesmatter@cmhasaskatoon.ca.

Depression Support Group (Virtual)

Depression is a mood disorder that changes the way people feel, think, behave and perceive the world around them.  It can be triggered by a life event such as the loss of a job, the end of a relationship or the loss of a loved one, or other life stresses like a major deadline, moving to a new city or having a baby. Then sometimes it seems to be triggered by nothing at all.

Support is key.  You are not Alone. Recovery is Possible.

The Depression support group meets once a week in the evening, it is drop in, no cost and community member facilitated. For more information contact, Marilyn at 306-270-9181. or mle2003_2@yahoo.com

 *This group is not an option for crisis support, if it is an emergency please reach out to mobile crisis at 306-933-6200 or walk in to the RUH Emergency.