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What's New

Mar 4: Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk gets ready to roll in support of Canadian mental health (PDF)

Jan 16: The Canadian Research and Intervention Network (CDRIN) is holding a conference in Ottawa March 26 & 27, 2014. The theme is: 'Transforming Depression through Connections.' Visit CDRIN for more info.

Jan 16: The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health acknowledges a successful year of Workplace Mental Health (PDF)

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Apr 16: Ipsos Canada partners with MDSC to feature Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign and Work With Us on national Wellness Boards. (PDF)

Mar 25: Her Excellency Sharon Johnston to Speak at the Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network Conference (News Release)

Dec 4: MDSC issues statement on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and suicide prevention in Canada (News Release

Nov 6: The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) will participate in the Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign! (Press Release
 

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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!




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