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What's New

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

Internet Safety

The Internet is a fantastic way to connect with people from all over the country and around the world with different experiences and diverse backgrounds. "Meeting" new people on the Internet is easy, fun and has led to many close and supportive friendships.

The strength of the discussion forums and chat groups is that you can share very intimate and personal information. You can talk freely about issues you would never share with family and friends. That can be very healing.

Sadly there are people who use the Internet to take advantage of those who are vulnerable.

People who are struggling with depression, manic depression and anxiety are in a vulnerable state. They may be feeling more lonely and isolated, self-esteem may be weakened and judgment may be compromised by illness. It is a time to be especially kind to yourself and careful of your safety.

Take care in your sharing

Remember when using discussion boards or chat lines that people are may not always be who they say they are! They may not be anything like how they describe themselves. They may not be providing their real name and may be logging on using someone else's account. They may be contacting you from prison without letting you know. Who knows? Make it a practice to find out.

The MDSC wants to offer you the benefits of Internet discussions and reduce the risks. Although we have activated the private messaging email feature, but strongly encourage open sharing amongst our community and not through one-on-one partnerships.

Safety Tips:

If you do decide to meet someone in person, take the following precautions:

Report Problems

If you are receiving unwanted e-mails, spam or feel the content of the discussion is inappropriate, harmful or hurtful let us know.

If users are not respecting the guidelines set out for this website they can be banned from further posting.

Enjoy your time on the discussion board and in the chat room!




Read May 2015 E-News