e-Learning Session: Depression

Presented by Momiji & JSS

1-hour online session (Zoom) each to learn about Depression, will be co-provided by Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services (JSS), on Wednesday, Sep 9, 2 – 3 pm. *Held only in Japanese

What is this session about?

Being isolated at home, not being able to do what you normally do due to pandemic, working too much with remote setting, adjusting to different life cycle 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 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 with warmth 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 having depression, and how you can support individuals living with depression.
*Held only in Japanese 
Guest Speaker: 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?

This is an online session, using “Zoom” the online meeting platform.
Pre-registration required: Go to the Japanese page of this session by clicking the upper-right corner of this website, and register from there by Monday, Sep 7, 2020.


  • Momiji Health Care Society (Keiko): 416-261-6683 x.249 / ciw@momiji.on.ca
  • Japanese Social Services (Chie): 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 Keiko and book your practice session. *Availability may be limited depending on the number of request.

Want to be a guest speaker?

Momiji and JSS are looking for a potential guest speaker for this eLearning series, who can share what they do daily, hobby, etc. in Japanese and English.
Contact us if you are interested in!

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