Michael Landsberg, TSN Broadcaster, Received Hero Award at MAD About You Gala

So looking forward to the MAD About YOU Gala on February 11th.

We have been planning it for months and it is turning out to be a fabulous event on paper! What will really make it will be the people and the award winners being there to celebrate.

Touched By Fire Emerging Artist Recipient Featured

April Mansilla was one of more than 40 artists from across Ontario who had her art work on display at our Touched By Fire Art Exhibition and Sale, which took place in early December. April was thrilled to be part of the show. She was even more thrilled when the Touched By Fire judges gave her the Best Emerging Artist award. 

Now, April and her work have been featured in the Hamilton Spectator. The article talks about Aprill's art and its relationship with her bipolar disorder. 

Supporting a loved one during the holiday season

I am the new Family and Youth Coordinator for the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario. My role here is to provide support to families that have a loved one between the ages of 14-35 who is showing signs of a first episode of psychosis. I provide education, counselling, information and referral to families in group and one-to-one situations. 

Laughing Like Crazy Featured on CBC Radio

Our standup comedy program, called Laughing Like Crazy, has been featured on CBC Radio's Metro Morning (the #1 morning radio program in Toronto!).

Touched By Fire: An Artist's View

Never, Marge, Never! I can't live the button-down life like you. I want it all: the terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, the creamy middles.

-Homer Simpson

Let’s get this out of the way: not all creative people are crazy. And not all crazy people are creative. But there is a persistent link between the two, and as someone who is both in spades, here’s my two cents.

Privacy and Your Mental Health Records

In response to questions from consumer/survivor communities, a series of brochures have been created to inform people about their privacy and consent rights under the provincial privacy law, called the Provincial Health Information Protection Act. 


Touched By Fire Art Exhibition and Sale is Back

The Touched By Fire Art Exhibition and Sale is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. With 86 works of art being featured, it's going to be bigger than ever!

Registration Deadline Extended: Laughing Like Crazy Youth Program

As highlighted in a recent blog by Emma Ardal, Associate Director of our Laughing Like Crazy program, we are running a Laughing Like Crazy program this fall for young people aged 19 to 24. 

We've just extended the deadline for registration to Tuesday, November 1, 2011. There's no charge to attend the program. All you need to do is take a moment to fill out the registration form, and send it back to us before the deadline.

Finding the Right Support System - Friends

One of our participants graciously shared her experiences talking to her friends about her mental health condition. We asked if we could share her thoughts on our blog, so more people could benefit from what she has learned. Happily, she agreed!

In Maddison's Words:

Mental Illness Awareness Week Campaign Features our Volunteer

It's Mental Illness Awareness Week, a time for all of us to talk about mental health and what each one of us can do to ensure people living with a mental illness and/or addiction get the support and care they deserve. 



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