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.


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.



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