MDSC Link Policy

Support Links

Anxiety and Related Disorders

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba
The Anxiety Network
The Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety
Obsessive Compulsive Foundation
Joy Project


Addiction Guide

Depression and Bipolar Disorder (also known as Manic-Depressive Disorder)

Bipolar Disorder Learning Center
Bipolar Magazine
BPD World (Borderline Personality Disorder)
Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance  (formerly the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association – USA)
Depression Hurts
Dr. Ivan’s Depression Central
Informed Choices about Depression
Men’s Depression
National Foundation for Depressive Illness
Talk Depression
Pendulum Resources
Wing of Madness

Related Links for Young People

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
The Bipolar Child
The Balanced Mind Foundation
Mind Your Mind
Learning Disabilities
The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada

Related Links for Seniors

Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health 

Cross-Cultural Resources for Mood Disorders

Ethnic Health Initiative

Canadian Organizations for Mood Disorders

British Columbia – Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia
Alberta – Mood Disorders Association in Medicine Hat
Alberta – Organization for Bipolar Disorders
Saskatchewan– No current provincial association
  Ami Quebec
  Fédération des Familles et Amis de la Personne Atteinte de Maladie Mentale
Newfoundland – No current provincial association
Nova Scotia – No current provincial association, but related links

International Organizations for Mood Disorders

International Society for Bipolar Disorder
GAMIAN – Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe
FyrenIyce – Australian Bipolar Website
Bipolar Caregivers
Gedhjalp -Iceland
DI.A.PSI.-Piemonte – Italy
Nederlansche Stichting Manisch Depressieven – The Netherlands
Ananke – Sweden
United Kingdom
Men’s Health Forum – UK:
Pendulum – United Kingdom
United States
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (formerly the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association – USA)
Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.A.)
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (U.S.A.)
Mental Health – A Report of the Surgeon General of the United States
7 Cups of Tea – Emotional support resource

Peer Support

Crisis Prevention, Intervention & Information Centre for Northern BC
Bring Change 2 Mind – a not-for-profit organization created by Glenn Close
Reasons to go on Living – stories of people who have attempted suicide but now want to live.
Health Gateway – health information and support for people living with complex chronic illnesses and episodic disabilities and their loved ones in Ontario.
Find a Therapist – Theravive offers a network of licensed and professional counselors, therapists, and psychologists who uphold clear values in counseling. Find a Therapist
The Trauma and Mental Health Report (York University) 
Beacon Club (Campbell River, BC)

Gambling Related Links

Australia & New Zealand Gambling Research Unit, Univ. of Sydney
Centre for Gambling Studies, University of Auckland
Canada Addictive Behaviours Laboratory, Univ. of Calgary
Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC)
Alberta Gaming Research Institute
British Columbia Partnership for Responsible Gambling
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)
Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Electronic Journal of Gambling Issues: eGambling, CAMH
Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors
Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre
Responsible Gambling Council (Ontario)
Netherlands European Association for the Study of Gambling
United States Gambling Treatment and Research Center
Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction
Gaming Studies Research Center, University of Nevada
Harvard Medical School – Division of Addictions
Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial
National Council on Problem Gambling
North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries NASPL