Days of mental health: learn more about depression with Dr Diane McIntosh

Virtual care · Feb 17, 2021

Challenges regarding mental health issues have never been more topical than they are today.
As an organization committed to leveraging the power of technology to drive healthcare efficiencies and enhanced patient experiences, we're committed to empowering Canadians with the right tools, information and support they need to live healthier and happier lives.

In our mental health video series, TELUS' Chief Neuroscience Officer, Dr. Diane McIntosh discusses depression and mental health.

What causes depression?

Learn about the causes of depression.


Biological and depression

Learn how biological factors impact your risk of experiencing depression.


Psychology and depression

Learn about the psychological risk factors for depression.


Social risk factors

Learn how social risk factors, such as stress, loneliness or isolation can impact
your chances of experiencing depression.


What is depression?

Depression is a combination of symptoms, and it can present differently for each individual.
Learn more.


Medical treatments

Anti-depressants are an effective medical treatment for depression - and they work differently for everyone.


Non-medical treatments

Learn about the roles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and exercise in treating depression.


Special populations

Learn about treating mental illness in special populations.


Talking about depression

We shouldn't be afraid to talk openly about mental illness. Learn how to talk about depression.


Talking to doctor

It's important to talk to your doctor if you are experiencing a mental illness. Learn how.


Talking to your friends and family

It can be hard to talk to friends and family about your depression - learn best practices with Dr. Diane McIntosh.


Work and depression

If you're struggling with your mental health, speaking with your employer can help.


Talking to other healthcare professionals

Sometimes medical professionals who are not psychiatrists are unfamiliar with depression- here's how to talk to them.


Virtual care and mental health

If you're struggling with your mental health, virtual care can help.  Learn how.


Depression myth-busting

Myths around mental illnesses are common - educate yourself with the facts about depression.

Dietary supplements

There is no dietary supplement that effectively treats depression - learn the facts about depression.


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