Do you have depression? …does this
sound like you?
• I used to be happy.
• I don't have fun seeing my
• I can't seem to eat properly.
• I feel worthless.
• I can't seem to focus.
Stress is a basic fact of life…
Some people can effectively cope
with stress while others have a harder time doing so.
Not being able to deal with
stress properly can lead to all sorts of negative consequences,
such as mental illness. Why
are some people more sensitive while others are not?
Blue Sky Project
Scientists are trying to
understand how genes and early life experiences work together to
make someone more sensitive to
stress and more susceptible to major depression.
Although the main goal of this
study is to understand potential causes of depression,
scientists may also learn how to
improve treatments for depression in the future.
• If you are between the ages of
18 to 29 then you may be eligible to be part of Blue Sky Project.
Participation may lead to...
An improvement of your
depression, prevention of future depressive episodes,
and new knowledge that will help
What does participation involve?
You will attend 3 interview
sessions over the course of the study.
2. Small donation of saliva
You will be asked to provide a
small saliva sample to look for genetic variants related to depression
3. Treatment workshop
You will have the opportunity to
come to a free workshop where you will learn skills to help you
cope with depression
4. Opportunity for follow-up phase
You may be contacted over an 18
month period to further track symptoms and stress in your life.
5. Compensation for your involvement
You will be compensated up to $70
for your time.
To schedule an appointment or to get more information please call us.
613-533-6003 or email us at
This study is being run by the mood research lab in the psychology
department of Queen's University.
If you would like to know more about our research or our lab, please
visit us here.
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