Depression

Depression Recovery Group

HeyPeers Certified Meeting
Hosted By
Madonna A.
Monday, Feb 19, 2024 | 05:00pm - 06:30pm EST
$9.99
11 seats remaining
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About this meeting
This meeting is designed, led and attended by those who are diagnosed with depression or believe they may have a depressive disorder. The intention of this group is to create a safe space for sharing depression stories, questions and concerns. Our engaging video-based groups provide self-help education and peer support. Led by a Certified Peer Specialist, these meetings are confidential and anonymous. You choose how involved you would like to be. If you don't feel comfortable talking - it's OK to just listen.

About the host
Madonna J. Arsenault, M.Div., CSD, Chaplain, CPSS *Blessings of deep peace be with you; I’m grateful you are here. I come from a long line of indigenous healers, and am a Christian believer. *I’m also a teacher of beautiful things and an encourager of spirit with many years of experience of providing spiritual and emotional care with persons who are our most vulnerable from diverse populations, bringing hope to life. *Credentials: M.Div., Master of Divinity, Hospital Chaplain, Hospice Chaplain, Chaplain and Minister for Volunteers of America, Certified Spiritual Director in private practice, Birth Doula, Trainer/Facilitator Shay Moral Injury Center, VOA, Certified Peer Support Specialist, Clinical Therapeutic Musician, Residential Counselor, and Reiki Master. *Groups where you will find me as a peer supporter: Volunteers of America VOA ReST for First Responders, VOA ReST for Veterans, VOA ReST General, DBSA, DBSA Friends and Family, Pregnancy and Postpartum Care and Support, Hey Ladies Growing Together: New Moms, Soul Care for Women, One-to-One Life and Wellness Coaching, and Spiritual Direction *During a very difficult time in my life, his saying helped to shift my mindset: “…the unendurable is the beginning of the curve of joy”. It speaks of honoring the present moment with hope, waiting for a turn in circumstances, and lifting the hope with a promise of joy awaiting on the other side of a hard now. In peer support, that’s what we do together in a safe and confidential space of empathetic and compassionate connection. The most important thing for us is to know that we are not alone in the life challenges we are facing. *Please reach out to me here on Hey Peers if you desire to connect for one-to one peer support, spiritual care, emotional support, or life and wellness coaching. Deep peace, Madonna
Motivation for help
I have been to the dark edges of deep sorrow and pain, and I have been brought to a sacred garden of joy and peace. My life is a story full of hope on this journey, and I’ve found that there is healing in the sharing our stories, more importantly, having our stories witnessed and believed is when the power of healing begins to arrive.
Recent reviews
Wonderfull group leader
Feb 07, 2024
She is a great leader. She has a calming and soothing demeanor and creates a virtual space that is very warm and trusting to share. The content and agenda was also refreshing and helpful.
Jan 29, 2024
Madonna was wonderfully present.
Jan 29, 2024
The group leader Madonna and co-leader Tim are welcoming, kind, and inclusive. I appreciate their ability to keep the conversation going and their supportiveness.
Jan 29, 2024
Maddona is a warm and kind and caring leader.
Jan 29, 2024
I was really happy to see both Madonna and Vanessa working together
Jan 15, 2024
I loved the calm and peaceful atmosphere that Madonna helped set up. She made sure that I felt included - I am usually a little anxious in big groups, especially when everyone is new to me.
Dec 18, 2023
She was a great sympathizer and listener and gave great advice
Dec 17, 2023
Tim is a very good facilitator. He supports everyone's comments and has good stories of his own that he shares. I really like being in his groups.
Dec 13, 2023
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