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MDSC supports Government of Canada’s investments in military families and veterans

GUELPH, ONT., MARCH 27, 2017Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) is pleased to see funding to support military families, veterans and Canadians who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental illness in the federal government’s 2017 budget.

Among the commitments Finance Minister Bill Morneau outlined in the budget were:

  • $17.5 million over four years to [...]

University of New Brunswick partners with MDSC on Elephant In The Room

I am very happy to announce that the University of New Brunswick 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. By displaying the blue elephant, [...]

Improving Access to Medications in Canada and Strengthening the Patient Voice in CADTH

January 2017 ©2017 Mood Disorders Society of Canada 2016 All Rights Reserved  (PDF)

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada has grown out of the vision and drive of a number of mental health consumer leaders from across Canada who in 1995 saw the need for a broad- based structure to bring consumers of mental health services [...]

MDSC presents to Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs on preventing veterans suicides

Mood Disorders Society of Canada
A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Suicide
Presentation to House of Commons Veterans Affairs Committee Meeting
For its study on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans

Delivered by Phil Upshall and Dave Gallson
Feb. 15, 2017

Thank you Mr. Chair and fellow committee members for the opportunity to speak today on this very important study on [...]

Susanne – My journey with mental illness in a nutshell

Times and dates are approximate. Just so you know, it's extremely rare for me to talk about my mental illness with people. Only a few good friends know, literally.  Even though they know, it's not talked about it. I'm always trying to analyze why I don't talk about it. Maybe it's my upbringing, and/or the [...]

APEC Digital Hub welcomes recommendations to grow health care sector in innovative ways


Government must support small and large innovative health projects in timely fashion for ideas to grow into outcomes for Canadians

OTTAWA, FEB. 7, 2017—The APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health welcomes [...]

Living with Bipolar Disorder – Tara’s Story

Struggling with mental illnesses is never easy. However, we don't need easy we just need possible - and recovery IS possible. Sometimes you may feel like giving up, but just remember you're never alone. This video helps explain my personal struggles with Bipolar Disorder and what I have learned about it so far.