Depression

Depression Recovery Group - Learn About Depression

HeyPeers Certified Meeting
Hosted By
Madonna A.
Monday, Apr 08, 2024 | 05:00pm - 06:30pm EDT
$9.99
12 seats remaining
HeyPeers
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
I love Madonna. She is kind and supportive to all members and allows everyone who wants to speak a chance to do so. She is one of my favorite facilitators on Hey Peers.
Apr 24, 2024
They were empathetic and helpful.
Apr 24, 2024
Good group overall. Glad I attended and participated and shared.
Apr 24, 2024
Madonna's voice and manner make me feel safe and put me in a soulful mindset.
Apr 21, 2024
i had to leave early because my internet was showing signs of shutting down but Madonna handled this meeting in a warm and wonderful way. Just sorry that i had to pop out because of scary shaky internet connections.
Apr 17, 2024
I enjoyed the belly breathing, the gaps of silence, and the vulnerability.
Apr 11, 2024
Just don't feel she's in touch with Mood disorders at all.
Apr 03, 2024
They were excellent.
Apr 03, 2024
Awesome
Mar 27, 2024
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Welcome to HeyPeers Certified Meetings!

HeyPeers Certified meetings are facilitated by Group Leaders who have lived experience with the topic of the meeting they are facilitating. They have completed training, passed exams and have met other requirements in their state to become cerified. Some of our CPSs are also nationally certified and most have other credentials as well. Most HeyPeers Certifed meetings are 90 minutes in length and include a discussion of helpful tips and techniques.