Press Releases

Students, Teachers Learn about Mental Health at day-long Symposium

Friday November 26, 2010

Toronto – More than 200 high school students and teachers with the Toronto Catholic District School Board will gather today at a special Mental Health Symposium to learn more about depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis among teenagers, and to kick off the Stop The Stigma program.

“Today is a fantastic opportunity for teachers and students alike to spend time learning about and discussing mental health as it relates to young people,” said Dianne Banasco, Student Success Lead Teacher, Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB).

Art Show Commemorates Life of Young Artist

Thursday November 25, 2010

Toronto, ON: More than 700 people are expected to gather at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto this evening for a unique art show and sale featuring works by artists living with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or psychosis. Touched By Fire, a judged art show and sale hosted by the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, commemorates the life of Rebecca Burghardt, a young artist studying at the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago who chose to take her own life after years of living with severe bipolar disorder.

New Website for Families Marks Mental Illness Awareness Week

Wednesday October 6, 2010

TORONTO - To mark Mental Illness Awareness Week, the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, the Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addictions Programs (OFCMHAP) and the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) have come together to better meet the needs of families facing addiction and mental health challenges.