Celebrate World Bipolar Day!

World Bipolar Day World Bipolar Day (WBD) will be celebrating its inaugural year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having bipolar disorder. The vision of WBD is to bring world awareness to bipolar disorders and eliminate social stigma. Through international collaboration, the goal of World Bipolar Day is to bring the world population information about bipolar disorders that will educate and improve sensitivity towards the illness.

Touched By Fire Artist Profile: Madhulika Saxena

Madhulika's work was selected for Touched By Fire at the Ritz, 2013. She shares her thoughts around mood disorders, her work and the impact of the program. 

 

Touched By Fire Artist Profile: Erika Farkas

Ottawa artist, Erika Farkas shares her thoughts around mood disorders, her work and the Touched By Fire program. 

Touched By Fire Artist Profile: Lorette C. Luzajic

Over the next few months MDAO will be profiling Touched By Fire artists whose work has been included in the annual juried exhibition – the Touched By Fire Art Show and Sale. We recently caught up with Lorette C. Luzajic who shares her thoughts around her work and the program.

Touched By Fire Artist Profile: Heather Fulton

Over the next few months MDAO will be profiling Touched By Fire artists whose work has been included in an annual juried exhibition – the Touched By Fire Art Show and Sale. We recently caught up with Heather Fulton, who shares her thoughts around her work and the program. 

Share your expertise! Healthcare providers who work with people with bipolar disorder needed.

As mentioned in a previous blog post, the MDAO is working with the Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD).  They are currently conducting a study to explore wellness strategies for bipolar disorder. The study is focusing on developing new knowledge about effective self-management techniques for stopping progression into hypo/mania and for maintaining balance in this condition.

Family Matters Peer Support and Recovery Program Launches

The Mood Disorder Association of Ontario has developed a comprehensive support program for family members who are experiencing the complex challenges associated with providing and receiving care to those living with mood disorders and/or addiction.

Why share my darkness? The face of mental healthcare

Brett Batten is sharing his journey, in hopes that it decreases the stigma associated with mental illness.

I started thinking about all the labels I have had; insane, criminal, crazy, mentally ill, manic depressive, I could name a few more.

MDAO Research Advisory Committee (MRAC)

At the recent Annual General Meeting for the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, a poll of our membership identified that a majority of our members believe in the importance of research and would like to see an increasing involvement of the organization in such projects.

Self Management Strategies for those with Bipolar Disorder – The Delphi Study

Self Management Strategies for those with Bipolar Disorder – The Delphi Study

The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario in partnership with The Collaborative RESearch Team to study Psychosocial Issues in Bipolar Disorder aka CREST.BD, are involved in an innovative and exciting project called The Delphi Study.  We are looking to explore and share wellness strategies for bipolar disorder.

 


 

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