CONTACT: MARY ABBOUD-KAMPS
100 Old Public Library
(319) 384-0058; fax (319) 384-0024
CONTACT: KERI NEBLETT
Women's Resource and Action Center
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Oct. 21, 1999
Dealing With Depression support group begins
Oct. 24 at Womens Center
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- If youre trying to cope with
depression, you may wish to participate in a support group, "Dealing
With Depression," offered by the University of Iowa Womens Resource
and Action Center, beginning Sunday, Oct. 24. The support group will meet
for six consecutive Sundays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Womens Center,
across from the Iowa Memorial Union.
"Dealing With Depression" will focus on
providing support to other people and learning how others cope with depression
and stress on a daily basis, says the groups facilitator, Kathleen Gibbon.
Gibbon is a UI psychology major and has firsthand
knowledge of the impact that depression can have on ones life. "I
have been dealing with depression for about five years. I often find it hard
to find someone to talk with openly about my problems," she notes.
The support group is also open to those who have coped
with depression in the past.
Please call 335-1486 for more information or to arrange
for accommodations and child care.