Bell Lightbox Screening of Three Voices

Three Voices: Discovery, Recovery, HopeOntario Shores adolescent mental health documentary Three Voices: Discovery, Recovery, Hope made its Toronto debut this month at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre. More than 200 students, health care professionals, agency directors and community members turned out to see the film on the big screen.

Presentations Highlight Research About Quality of Life Factors for Individuals with Bipolar Disorder


The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario recently made its first foray into webinars by hosting two presentations by Erin Michalak, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia about research being done by the Collaborative Research Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder. (CREST.BD) is a national research network dedicated to changing the landscape of bipolar disorder research and care.

Celebrating Creative Journeys - Mental Health Week May 6 -12

May 6 -12, 2013 is Mental Health Week, promoted by the Canadian Mental Health Association and amplified through thousands of community-based organizations across Canada. In Ottawa the theme for Mental Health week is “Celebrate the Creative Journey!”

National Volunteer Week


This week is National Volunteer Week (NVW) on April 21 – 27, 2013. Volunteer Canada is the national voice on volunteerism in Canada since 1977.  This year’s national theme is “Volunteers cast a beautiful shadow”. Volunteerism and civic participation of all ages is promoted through programs and special projects.  


Managing your Stress over the Holidays

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The audience yells for more


The audience yells for more

by Kim Umbach

It Starts Here!

 This FREE program is available to parents to educate them about the early warning signs of mood disorders in teens.

Teenage Behaviour: Should You Be Concerned?

Teenage Behaviour: Should You Be Concerned?

Introducing: Mental Health M.A.P. (My Action Plan)

We are excited to be introducing Mental Health M.A.P. (My Action Plan) to many during Mental Health Awareness Week.

Thoughts about international Women’s day (March 8th) by Claudia LeBlanc.

   One of the things I love most about coming to my weekly MDAO women's group are the women.




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