Sadness or a low mood are inevitable, and it’s normal to feel sad without knowing why.
- Low mood lasting two weeks or more.
- Not enjoying things you once did.
- Feeling tired.
- Feeling hopeless or worthless.
- Having trouble concentrating on everyday activities.
- Eating too much or too little.
- Sleeping more than usual or being unable to sleep.
- Having thoughts about suicide or harming yourself.
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Provides a research-based, self-directed cognitive behavior therapy program for depression and improved coping. Participants must register with the site and agree to its terms to access the free program.
Provides practical, motivating information you can use to help yourself and others. From abuse and addictions to stress and schizophrenia, this website covers a wide range of topics.
Promotes the mental health of all Canadians and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
Offers skills for handling stress, depression, difficult emotions and body image.
Can help identify some symptoms of common mood disorders.
Offers students comprehensive information and discussions about: What depression is and how it works, what contexts depression flourishes in, self-help strategies for tackling depression, and how to get further support and help.
Part of the Men’s Depression and Suicide Network, a Canada-wide initiative to develop resources, services, and programs to improve the mental health and well-being of men
You can talk to a trained peer who understands what you're going through and can point you to other resources.
Peer Support Centre (virtual sessions)
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers active listening by trained peers who will listen to any of your concerns.
Workshops and Groups
If you'd like professional support while hearing from peers in the same position, you can join a workshop or group.
You must consult with a McGill clinician to register for group therapy, which provides support and therapy for a variety of issues.
Meet with a Professional
If you've tried resources on your own, or your low mood persists for more than 2 weeks and is affecting your everyday life, you can meet with a professional.
Book a consultation with a professional and receive care.