e-Learning: Understanding Depression

Presented by Momiji / JSS

Wed. Jan 25, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (Japanese)

1 hour online session (Zoom)  to learn about depression, will be co-provided by Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services (JSS). *Held in Japanese

What is this session about?

Being isolated at home, not being able to do what you normally do since the pandemic, working too much with the remote setting, and adjusting to different life cycles and routines.. You might have been putting a lid onto your feeling with believing you “should” get over it while we are all in this pandemic together. But it may be a sign of the beginning stage of depression. While there are some individuals who are with depression and carrying their day-to-day tasks out, not noticing may have made the situation worse bit by bit. It is very important that we understand depression and deal with it right in a warm and non-judgmental way. In this opportunity, join us and learn what depression and its symptoms are, how to prevent it, what you can do when you suspect you have depression, and how you can support individuals living with depression.

About our Guest Speaker

Presenter: Dr. Yukiko Konomi (Psychologist, C. Psych.)

Co-founder of Durham Psychologists and a registered clinical psychologist in Ontario (Reg.#4700) with the areas of competency in Clinical, Forensic, Rehabilitation, and Counselling Psychology. Received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alder School of Professional Psychology. Member of the Ontario Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association. Started practicing in 2001 and has been providing services in Durham Region since 2007. Experience in working at various mental health and correctional institutions, such as Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Workwarth Institution, Vanier Centre for Women, etc.
Dr. Konomi offers psychological assessments for a variety of purposes (vocational, diagnostic, treatment-planning, disability related, and forensic) and treatments for adult (age 16+) individuals and couples. She has helped many people with various life challenges, such as relationship issues, academic problems, career challenges, etc, as well as various mood disorders and PTSD. With her forensic background, she is also well experienced with providing psychological services to those on the “both sides of the bars” (i.e. police officers, people with criminal charges, etc.) Dr. Konomi also offers workshops and lectures to federal and local law enforcement agencies.

How to Attend

Anyone interested can attend but pre-registration required. Click the registration button below, and fill and submit it by two days before the session date (Mon, Jan 23). If you have difficulty using online registration system, feel free to contact the hosting agency.

(Registration Form will open from the button above)

Those who registered, will receive an invitation email with the Zoom link and ID/Passcode, by a day before the session date from the hosting organizations. Check your junk box if you can’t find it in your inbox – Email us if you don’t see it anywhere.


1. Auto-email (to confirm what you filled) right after registration

You will receive a confirmation email from the system right after you “Submit” your form (this receipt does not contain the Zoom URL). Make sure to type correct email of yours. If you don’t see it, check your junk folder first, then contact JSS / Momiji.

2. Your Zoom display name should be recognizable to the host

Upon joining, please display your name on Zoom in ways we recognize that you registered. For example, instead of using nicknames or initials, include your first and/or last (e.g. Hanako Y, H. Yamada, Hanako Yamada) . We may not be able to allow you to enter for security purposes if we can’t recognize your name. We’ll show you how to change the display name 5 minutes before the session start.

※Contact JSS/Momiji if you don’t know how to change your Zoom display name.


  • Momiji Health Care Society(Chie):416-261-6683 x.249 / ciw@momiji.on.ca
  • Japanese Social Services (JSS) (Rumiko):416-385-9200 / programs@jss.ca

Zoom – First Time?

If this is the first time you are trying out Zoom, we are more than happy to help you out with downloading and using Zoom, while connecting with you via phone. Please contact us as soon as possible, to book your practice session. *Availability may be limited depending on the number of requests.

**Please note that we most likely can’t help you connecting Zoom on the day of the seminar due to limited staffing. We encourage you to book us for the separate practice prior to the seminar date.

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