WELCOME TO OUR UPDATE!
MDSC SUPPORTS $5B INVESTMENT IN TARGETED MENTAL HEALTH FUNDING
We know that mental illness affects every household in our country, directly or indirectly, and we are thankful that this serious illness will receive focused funding to support the health care needs of Canadians.
MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION
MDSC is actively supporting positive improvements to Mental Health and Suicide Prevention among our Veterans.
TRANSITIONS TO COMMUNITIES
Mood Disorders Society of Canada, with support from the Government of Canada, is proud to be serving our veterans through the Transitions to Communities project. This exciting new program provides veterans with the personal and professional skills to support their transition into renewed community engagement.
CANADIAN MILITARY AND VETERAN FAMILY LEADERSHIP CIRCLE
MDSC is a member of the Canadian Military and Veteran Families Leadership Circle, a partnership between the Vanier Institute and stakeholder organizations who provide supports and services for the military, veterans and their families in Canada.
PROJECT TRAUMA SUPPORT
An innovative program to assist in recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress and Operational Stress Injury in military personnel, veterans, and first responders. This program promotes connection and honors the warrior story and spirit by promoting time-tested values and unconditional acceptance. In doing so, the program helps participants transition from post-traumatic stress to post-traumatic growth.
The Defeat Depression Campaign is off to an exciting start for Canada's 150th birthday with the best combination of returning events, new events, and exciting personal challenges!
For the third year in a row London's Walk and Talk for Mental Health is leading by example! With a month to go before their event they have already raised over $20,000!
March 10, 2017 Dalhousie Defeat Depression Walk
March 25, 2017 London Walk & Talk for Mental Health
May 6, 2017 Oakville/Halton Defeat Depression Walk
May 27, 2017 Sudbury Defeat Depression Walk/Run
May 27, 2017 Collingwood Defeat Depression Walk
May 28, 2017 Annapolis County Defeat Depression Walk/Run/Bike
May 28, 2017 Edmonton Defeat Depression Walk/Run
June 4, 2017 Agassiz/Harison Defeat Depression Walk/Run
We have only just begun, stay tuned for updates!
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THANK YOU TO OUR NATIONAL SPONSORS
MDSC's international Elephant in the Room anti-stigma program, is a high impact and easy to implement program that hundreds of employers, universities, colleges, government departments, police forces, first responders, and community organizations use to eliminate stigma and promote open discussions about mental illness. Our partners and our corporate partners have advised that it opens the door for improved health outcomes. Click HERE to see how this program can improve workplaces and schools.
The Students' Association of Keyano College and Student Mental Health committee are extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Mood Disorders Society of Canada to help address the stigma around Mental Health in their school and wider communities. This opportunity will provide students with a comfortable space to discuss the topic of Mental Health. In addition, it further allows students to learn more about what their campus is actively doing to create an overall healthy campus and how to get involved to create a positive change." The re-launch of The Elephant in the Room campaign at Keyano College in Fort Mc Murray, Alberta is scheduled for the week of March 20th- 24th, 2017
MOOD DISORDERS DISCUSSION FORUM
The Forum is a safe place for you to share any mental health concerns or issues you or a loved one is experiencing; ask questions and learn from others who are going through, or who have been through the same issues. By joining the MDSC Discussion Forum you can find help and support, read about how others are living with and managing mood disorders, connect with people by sharing your experience and offering your support -- all from the privacy, and comfort of your own home and on your schedule.
MDSC's Workplace Mental Health Guide
The Workplace Mental Health guide has already been downloaded over 25,000 times and is filled with links to free resources, tools, and supports. This step by step
book is your easy to follow guide on how to create a mentally healthy workplace and what to do when mental illness strikes. Please share the link with your family, friends, and colleagues. It is a resource that everyone will value greatly.
Give a gift today! The Mood Disorders Society of Canada depends on the generosity of Canadians to support our work in developing relevant programs and resources to serve the mental health community. Please make a tax deductible donation to MDSC online today!