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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


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


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.


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.

Click here to view the survey report and infographic and here for the New Release.

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)

   The Mood Disorders Society of Canada thanks the 250 people who attended the inaugural Canadian Educators Conference on Mental Health from April 23-24th, in Ottawa. (PDF)



Read May 2015 E-News