Belleville , Dec 12, 2018 – I am very pleased to formally announce that the Durham Catholic District School Board partnered with us on our Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign (EITR).  They continue to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and have included this campaign in their mental health strategic plan.

By displaying the blue anti-stigma elephant, people will ask you what the elephant is about – which can lead to the discussion about mental illness, or they know that this represents a safe place to talk about mental illness without feeling afraid or that they will be thought less of or stigmatized. Opening up the conversation is the single best thing anyone can do for someone who is going through issues.

About the Mood Disorders Society of Canada:

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada was launched in 2001 to provide people with mood disorders, their families and caregivers a strong, cohesive voice at the national level on issues relating to mental health and mental illness. With particular regard to depression, bipolar disorder and other associated mood disorders, the MDSC aims to improve access to treatment, inform research, shape program development and government policy to improve the quality of life for people affected by mood disorders.

For more information:

Dave Gallson
National Executive Director
(613) 921-5565