Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a serious mood disorder that can affect a person’s emotional, physical and mental well-being. It is one of the most common mental illnesses in Canada. Risk factors for depression may include biology, personality, life experiences, environment and physical health problems. Depression can affect anyone; however, more women are affected by depression than men. This page contains documents and resources related to depression.
PHO Grand Rounds: COVID-19 and Substance Use – Highlighting New Data and the Perspectives of People with Lived Experience
In this session, Regan Murray provides an overview of opioid-related deaths in Ontario during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Claire Rykelyk-Huizen and Michael Nurse share findings from a consultation on the impacts of COVID-19 based on interviews with people who use substances, family and friends, harm reduction workers and people providing peer support services.