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April 29, 2016 MEDIA ADVISORY CAMIMH  Canada’s Largest Mental Health Alliance to hold its annual Gala and Awards Ceremony in Ottawa.
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Announcement

We are pleased to announce a special Yuk Yuks Comedy Night in partnership of a novel program for treatment of PTSD in Military and First Responders.

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April 14, 2016
Mood Disorders Society of Canada is once again proud to be a marketing partner for the Conference Board of Canada's Better Workplace Confernce


Feb 16, 2016: MDSC and MHCC present a joint National Suicide Prevention and PTSD Treatment Plan.  Details of Pre-Budget Submission

Feb 16, 2016:Mental Health Opportunity for Canada, Canada selected to host “APEC Digital Hub for Best and Innovative Practices in Mental Health Partnerships” Details of Pre-Budget Submission

Feb 9, 2016: The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) recently launched a new letter writing campaign on; www.Demandaplan.caDuring the last election, campaign supporters sent more than 40,000 letters to candidates across the country. Thank you partners for your support! The more we unite and voice concern, the likelier political leaders are to take action.

Feb 3, 2016: The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is pleased to announce that the group’s 2015 advocacy campaign has been recognized among the best in the world by New York based PR News Magazine. Details

Feb 1, 2016: MDSC is very proud to announce that the Students’ Association of Keyano College @KeyanoSA, Facebook has partnered with MDSC on our internationally recognized Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign: Details

Jan 22, 2016: Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund is now receiving applications.

Bell today announced the launch of the $1-million annual Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund for 2016. Applications are now being accepted for grants for community-based mental health initiatives improving access to care around the country. More Info

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De-Stigmatizing Practices and Mental Illness: Nurses Working Together to Support Mental Health and Well-Being

De-Stigmatizing Practices and Mental Illness: Nurses Working Together to Support Mental Health and Well-Being

Welcome

Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) is a national, not for profit, consumer driven, voluntary health charity committed to ensuring that the voices of consumers, family members and caregivers are heard on issues relating to mental health and mental illness; and in particular with regard to depression, bipolar illness and other associated mood disorders.


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NEWS



APEC Digital HUB
Over 450 million people worldwide currently suffer from mental or neurological disorders while one in four individuals is affected at some point in his or her life.

This week, global efforts to address this challenge are put into the spotlight as APEC Executive Director Alan Bollard joins World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC, USA, to call for making mental wellness a global development priority.
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MDSC congratulates The 2016 Champions of mental Health.

The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is a non-profit organization comprised of national health care providers as well as organizations which represent individuals with lived experience of mental illness. MDSC is a founding member.

The winners of the 2016 Champions of Mental Health Awards are:

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Conference for Canadian Educators Addresses Mental Health in Schools

Ottawa, ON (Friday, April 8, 2016) – The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) hosted the second annual Canadian Educators Conference on Mental Health, April 7-8, in Ottawa, at the Westin Ottawa Hotel.

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Her Excellency Sharon Johnston to Speak at the Canadian Educators Conference on Mental Health

OTTAWA—Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will deliver remarks during the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Educators Conference on Mental Health, on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 8:45 a.m., at the Westin Ottawa Hotel.

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MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canadian Educators Conference on Mental Health

Ottawa, ON (Tuesday, April 5, 2016) – The Mood Disorders Society of Canada invites media to attend the 2nd national Canadian Educators Conference on Mental Health taking place April 7-8, in Ottawa, at the Westin Ottawa Hotel. Media are welcome at the event sessions; the best time for access to spokespersons and photo ops will be Thursday, April 7, at 10:30 am.

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The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) will appear before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security to examine occupational stress injuries, namely post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Phil Upshall, MDSC National Executive Director, alongside Louise Bradley, MHCC President and CEO will jointly present to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security that will prepare health care providers in Canada to recognize, diagnose and initiate treatment of PTSD. 
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Western Hillel Coctails for a cause EITR

Western Hillel (Hillel Association at Western University) hosted an Elephant In The Room Cocktails for Causes fundraising event raising $2,490.23. On behalf of MDSC and EITR thank you so much for the effort to bring this campaign to the forefront of your fundraising goals this year. We truly appreciate your support in working with us so that together we can continue to make a difference.
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The Mood Disorders Society of Canada is pleased to invite you to participate in the 2nd annual CANADIAN EDUCATORS CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH. Details
MDSC President, John Starzynski, Presents Clay Williams with the Mood Disorders Society of Canada, Marg Starzynski Award for Mental Health Leadership.

Clay, through the record setting Canal Pursuit run this year, exemplified personal dedication and leadership.  Gaining strength from the personal experiences within his family, Clay and the Canal Pursuit team have greatly increased awareness of mental health issues, and have rallied the running community and engaged so many people to make change and to talk about mental illness. Our most sincere congratulations and appreciation to Clay and his team.

The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) has launched a new initiative to tackle one of the most stigmatized issues facing the legal profession: mental health. Partnering with Bell Let’s Talk and the Mood Disorders Society of Canada, the CBA announced the initiative last month during the Association’s legal conference in Calgary. Mental Health and Wellness in the Legal Profession is an online educational course that raises awareness and gives lawyers, judges and law students information about mental health and addiction issues, their causes and symptoms, as well as prevention treatment options. Read the full press release.
George Cope, President and CEO of Bell announces that Bell Let's Talk will continue for another 5 years and they will add another $50 million to their efforts. This brings Bell's total commitment to mental health to $100 million. Read the full press release.
  

MDSC is now accepting applications for National Volunteer Coordinators and Associate Volunteer Coordinators. For more info. on our volunteer program, visit us here.                             



We Heard You Canada

2015 Mental Health Care System Infographic

Mood Disorders Society of Canada is proud to release the results of their second pan-Canadian survey. Conducted in June 2015, the survey was focused on gathering your thoughts and experiences with Canada's mental healthcare system.

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Mood Disorders Society of Canada congratulates the Government of Canada for recognizing the importance of mental health and social policy initiatives in Federal Budget 2015. (PDF)



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