This group is now managed by the Mental Health Peer Support Organization...See www.mhpso.org and please join: http://www.meetup.com/Mental-Health-Peer-Su...; , below is the original description of this meetup group from previous organizers of Depressed-but-Enthusiastic.
We aim to have more socials (which can be anywhere, eg a hike in a park, coffee shop chats etc.) as well as support groups. Contact Robert and/or Katherine if you want to grow the social team! Currently support groups are mainly located as per below, but always check specific event details as things do change:
DIRECTIONS for most support groups: We meet in the "Central Conference Dining Room" (1st floor, main hospital building) @ St. Joseph’s Health Centre (Toronto).
Enter from the south side of central portion of St. Joseph's Heath Centre (Main/Melnyk Entrance). If you like, ask for directions to the Central Conference Dining Room from the person behind the main information window. Walk straight north from the south central (Main/Melnyk) Entrance towards the gift shop, then make a right before the gift shop. After taking a few steps, on your left you will see a double set of doors. Head north again through the double set of doors about 20-30m. On the right hand side of the hallway, at a corridor intersection, is the entrance to our private meeting room. The facilitators usually try to get there early to set a large sign outside of the entrance that says "Mental Health Peer Support Group"
This is actually a social -- arts and culture, dining and entertainment, sports and outdoors -- group created for the purpose of inviting people who have isolated themselves because of depression, social anxiety or simply life events to meet and have fun. Once we've isolated ourselves, it's hard, for many reasons, to get out and socialize again, but science has proven that social activity is as effective or even more effective than medication in improving mood, motivation and overall well-being. So, let's do it -- let's get out and have lots of fun and enjoyment with people who are just as unused to it as you are. We will wine and dine, explore the city, exercise, walk, go to local galleries, exhibitions and events, get outdoors, and best of all connect and feel related.
(For those who think that they're having deja-vu, you are: this is a new DbE with the same premise as the original one. The original DbE was passed to a new organizer who immediately changed the group name and premise. Having really liked the original name and premise, I set DbE up again -- with the original organizer's blessing, of course!)
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Saturday, February 13, 2016 1:00 PM
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Monday, February 22, 2016 7:00 PM