May 10: Nominations are now open for the Faces of Mental Ilness Campaign. more details... (PDF)
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 and spans more than 100 days, 12,000 kilometres and every province and territory of Canada. The ride culminates on Canada Day, July 1 2014, in Ottawa. Website | News Release (EN) (FR)
Apr 8: CAMIMH announces the winners of the Champions of Mental Health Award.s for 2013 Join the celebrations at the 2013 Champion's Gala on May 6. Tickets from CAMIMH. Newsrelease. Email. Gala Details: May 6, 2013 Chateau Laurier, Ottawa. Reception: 5:30pm; Dinner & Awards 7pm More details. | Photos of Event
Mar 15: Emily Maguire seeking sponsorships to help her release her new album "Bird in a Cage". Emily provided the antham song for the Defeat Depression Campaign. More details about her new album
Feb 15: The first edition of CSA Z1003/BNQ 9700-803, Psychological health and safety in the workplace - Prevention, promotion, and guidance to staged implementation is now available. More details.
Jan 21: "52 Ways to Beat Depression Naturally" was released on "Blue Monday". Written by Toronto Psychotherapist Nicole McCance. Link to publisher | Link to Nicole's site
Jan 8: Mark your calendar for the Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference to be held in Montreal on June 27 and 28, 2013. More details at shared-care.ca
May 7: “Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act” Will Set Back Mental Health without Increasing Public Safety more
May 6: 2013 Champion's Gala more
Apr 26: The Countdown is On! Just 1 month until Defeat Depression Weekend in Canada. Register for an event in your community | Plan your own activitiy wherever you are!
Apr 22: MDSC had an interview on the "Family Caregivers Unite" show with Dr. Gordon Atherley. The topic was "Family Caregivers Help us Defeat Depression". Listen now! Also December episode called "Mood Disorders, Stigmatization and Family Caregiving"
Mar22. MDSC is partnering with Conference Board of Canada on the upcoming Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2013 Conference. Tues Jn 18 - Wed Jn 19 2013. The Old Mill Inn, Toronto, ON. Conference Website
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Polonaise in A Major, Chopin
Preludes for Piano, Gershwin
Serendipity in C Minor (Composed & Performed
Alla Turca for Flute and Piano, Mozart
June 4, 2011 PDF
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On June 4, 2011, Mood Disorders Society of Canada presented a special evening of inspiration with piano virtuosos Shari Brownstein and Michael Costello, in Ottawa. Their individual talents, duet performances, and Michael's story of his journey to mental health -- were truely inspiring. The purpose of the concert was to raise awareness about mental health issues and help combat the stigma of mental illness.
Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) is striving to take the mask off stigma and recognize it for what it is: harmful and mean discrimination. Stigma is the leading barrier that prevents people who have mental illness from seeking help. As such, stigma is extremely important to fight and eliminate. A recent study of 556 respondents who reported that either they or a family member had experienced stigma as a result of mental illness resulted in a response confirming 70% had been stigmatized. Of those, the percentage who experienced stigma...
- within their own family: 56%
- from friends: 52%
- from their primary care physician: 44%
- from other health care professionals: 32%
- within their workplace: 30%
MDSC is leading the fight against stigma. We are actively promoting open dialogue on mental illness; with youth, in the workforce, among our elderly, and with our national, provincial and regional partners. This piano concert is designed to promote further open discussion on mental illness.
Spread the word that it is part of living to have illness, both physical AND mental. Make sure you speak to your family and friends about their mental health today and every day.
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