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Bracebridge Secondary School Raises Awareness Of The Elephant In The Room

I am very happy to announce that the Bracebridge Secondary School of Trillium Lakelands District School Board has partnered with us on our Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental health at the school.

Too often, people are afraid of talking about mental illness because of the stigma which is attached to it. [...]

Seneca College Students Help Support Elephant In The Room Anti-Stigma Campaign

June 16, 2017

Mood Disorders Society of Canada is proud to recognize 4 students from the Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology - Social Service Worker Program who raised funds in support of our international Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign.    The students are:  Jessica Galeano, Sureaga Karunakaran, Julie Moran-Illes and Avital Pullan.  We would [...]

Jonathan Toews Awarded Marg Starzynski Mental Health Leadership Award

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada is proud to announce Jonathan Toews as the 2017 recipient of the Marg Starzynski Mental Health Leadership Award.  This award is presented to individuals whose dedicated leadership in community mental health awareness and through personal contributions to raising awareness of mental illness has had a positive impact on the [...]

Waterloo Catholic District School Board awarded James Pickell Mental Health Achievement Recognition Award.

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada is proud to announce the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) as the 2017 recipient of the Jordan James Pickell Mental Health Achievement Recognition Award.

This award is presented to organizations who have made outstanding contributions to mental health education and anti-stigma activities and that have had a positive impact [...]

Time to End Employment Lottery Approach to Accessing Right Medications

May 25, 2017

National Coalition Keeps Up Pressure to Fix Broken System;

(Ottawa, Ontario):  Canadians for Equitable Access to Depression Medications (CEADM) are urging Canadians from coast to coast to coast to add their voices to a long list of mental health advocates who support making depression medications accessible to ALL Canadians.

Right now, innovative depression medications are [...]

Buying Bread or Paying for Your Medication? Public Drug Plans Must Cover Cost of Latest Depression Medications

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May 17, 2017

(Ottawa, Ontario): Ron Campbell and Brianne Moore — on behalf of millions of other Canadians living with mental illness and depression — have a message for Minister of Health Jane Philpott following her address yesterday at The Economic Club of Canada. Their message is this: an effectively reformed system to review [...]

Canada’s National Arts Centre adopts Elephant In The Room Anti Stigma Campaign

May 3, 2017

Mood Disorders Society of Canada is proud to announce that the National Arts Centre has partnered with us implementing our international Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental health in their workplace nationally.  The National Arts Centre is working diligently to create a workplace of choice and is committed to [...]

CAMIMH Hosts 15th Annual Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala

OTTAWA, May 3, 2017 – Today, as part of Mental Health Week, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) hosts the fifteenth annual Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala in Ottawa. Each year, CAMIMH selects a group of Champions through a national nomination from the public to identify and recognize Canadians who [...]

New National Mental Health Coalition Seeks Equitable Access to Depression Medications

'An employment lottery should not be the basis for treating the most significant public health issue of the 21st century'

OTTAWA, May 3, 2017 /CNW/ - During CMHA's Mental Health Week, Canadians are being asked to 'get loud' for mental health. It's all part of this year's Sick of Waiting: Get Loud for [...]

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