Oct 9: Surgeon General Releases New Mental Health Strategy for Canadian Armed Forces News Release
Aug 1: CAMIMH Announces the Faces of Mental Illness for 2013 campaign. News Release
July 30: The Canadian Medical Association released their What Makes us Sick Report today. News Release | Report
May 6: Champions Dinner and Awards Gala, Chateau Laurier, Ottawa. More details. | Photos of Event
Apr 25: Bell announces Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk, a national bicycle tour by Clara Hughes in support of mental health that begins in March 2014. The ride culminates on Canada Day, July 1 2014, in Ottawa. Website | News Release (EN) (FR)
Oct 10: Calling all Canadians: Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk gets ready to roll (PDF)
Oct 3: MDSC announces partnership with innoviCares for Patient Benefit Card (PDF)
Sept 18: New Mental Health Survey shows 17% of Canadians over 15 years of age perceived they required mental health care in the previous 12 months (PDF)
July 29: MDSC is proud to acknowledge COPE of McMaster University and Mariette Lee as the inaugural award recipients as part of MDSC's new Mental Health Awards Program (link)
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Perhaps the greatest challenge in coping with a mood or anxiety disorder is finding the right kind of treatment and support to meet your needs. We know from experience just how frustrating and confusing it is to find help. The good news is that with psychiatric treatment, over 80% of people experience a full and complete recovery and they are able to return to work and play with minimum disruption.
The following information builds on the experience of people who have had a mood and anxiety disorder and is provided to help you think about and find the resources you need within your community.
As you begin to look for help keep these points in mind:
- You have a right to receive quality care.
- You deserve the best care possible.
- Finding the right treatment is a trial and error process.
- Accessing services can be very challenging.
- Be prepared to do some research.
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By providing these links, the Mood Disorders Society is not endorsing the organizations listed. Rather this resource is intended to provide you with information to aid you in your research. The list provided is not necessarily complete.
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