My Health Matters: Live Webchat on Depression in Women


Live Webchat on Depression in WomenDepression is a clinical disorder that affects 1 in 5 women. It’s not the same as simply feeling sad or having a low mood. There are specific signs and symptoms that lead to a diagnosis of depression, things like disturbances in sleep, loss of appetite or energy, lack of of motivation and inability to concentrate. If a diagnosis of depression is confirmed then fortunately there are several treatments that can be help.

On Thursday April 24, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Dr. Valerie Taylor, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Women’s College Hospital, will host a LIVE WEBCHAT and answer your questions about depression in women.

Instructions for Joining the Webchat

The web chat takes place Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 3-4 p.m. EST. Participants can join the webchat any time after 2:45 p.m. at

Here are some tips to help your web chat session run more smoothly:

  1. The ‘room’ will be open 15 minutes before the start of the session (at 2:45 p.m.). Join the web chat early to confirm that your connection is working and to familiarize yourself with web chat environment.
  2. Make sure your speaker volume is turned up so you can hear the moderator and the presenter.
  3. If you have never attended a streaming media session before, download the information sheet to familiarize yourself with the features of the software and visit the Mediasite webpage to confirm the technical requirements.

The session will be recorded and made available online. We are unable to offer technical support during the session, so if you cannot connect, there will be an opportunity to view the presentation at a later date.


Go to on April 24 – 3 p.m. to participate in the LIVE Webchat.


How to submit your questions in advance for possible answering by
Dr. Taylor during the webchat:

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IMPORTANT: During this webchat, Dr. Taylor will provide general medical or health information for educational and information sharing purposes. Individual medical advice will not be provided. If you require assistance for a medical or mental health issue, please contact your family doctor, Telehealth Ontario (Tel: 1-866-797-0000) or contact ConnexOntario anytime 24/7 to find out where you can get an assessment in your area. In an emergency, visit the emergency department of your local hospital.

WEB CHAT PRIVACY: Please be aware that electronic communications are not confidential or anonymous. Exercise caution when posting personal or private information that may identify you, if your privacy is important to you.