Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Upcoming Events

Baby Blues & Better Days

Baby Blues and Better Days - 2016 New Poster

Baby Blues and Better days is a 4 week program offered to new mothers and fathers, which provides information and addresses issues as well common concerns associated with the arrival of a new born child. This program is offered at the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, Room #2, 99 Sargent Ave on September 10, 17, 24 & October 1 2016 at 2-4pm. To register for this program please contact Jennifer Hanslip at 204-250-3079 or through email.

Brain Health Community Forum


This years community forum will be held Sunday, October 2nd 2016 at the River Heights Community Centre (1370 Grosvenor Ave.) between 2-4pm. This years presenters are Dr.Laurence Katz, Dr.Andrea Petrowski, Dr. Bruce Holub as well as Bonnie Bricker. There is no charge for this event and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information please call 204-945-5194.

MDAM’s Annual General Meeting


MDAM’s annual general meeting will be held October 5 2016 at 5pm at the MDAM office (4 Fort Street). For more information please contact the MDAM office at 204-786-0987.

Paint Nite


Please join us for Paint Nite, inspired by the art of Reid Bricker on October 22 2016 at 7pm at St. Mary’s Academy 550 Wellington Crescent. The night will include painting, raffle prizes, a 50/50, Music, food and beverages. This event is an adult only event, 18+. Tickets are $55. To purchase tickets call Charlotte at 204-942-8715 or 204-295-5077.

The Mental Health First Aid Course


The Mental Health First Aid course provides explanations of mental health, mental illness and mental health problems. The course discusses signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and crisis situations and provides information about effective interventions and treatments. The length of the course is 2 days, offered at the MDAM office (100-4 Fort St.) and the cost is $100. The dates are listed below. For more information please contact Charlotte through email or at 204-786-0987.

Course Dates
September 17th – 18th 2016
October 15th – 16th 2016
November 19th – 20th 2016
December 3rd – 4th 2016

Cognitive Behaviour Program

New2 Cognitive course November - January 2016 - 2017 (3)

The Cognitive Behavior course is designed to equip individuals with a necessary skill set, which may be used to identify, assist as well as resolve issues related to mental health. This course is free of charge and for ages 16 and up. For more information or to register, please contact Charlotte through email or at 204-786-0987.

Course Dates
November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 2016
December 5th, 12th, 19th, January 2nd 2016
January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th 2016

Get Your Art On! Beginning Nov 3rd 2016

Get your Art on

Get your art on is a 90-120 minute art program composed of 10 sessions, which run every Thursday beginning November 3rd 2016 from 6-8 pm at the MDAM office, 4 Fort St. This program is intended for youth grades 9-12 and no experience is necessary. To register please visit the Inspire community outreach website. There is no charge for this program.

Save the Date 2017 In the Mood Gala


MDAM’s annual In the Mood Gala will be held on Saturday, February 25 2017 at the Hotel Fort Garry Grand Ballroom. Tickets prices include $200 for an individual, $275 for Patron and $1600 for a Corporate table. Money raised this year will be used to provide education and support for youth, parents and those living with depression. For more information please contact Charlotte through email or through phone 204-942-8715 or 204-295-5077.


Amying for a Cure raises over $20,000 for MDAM


The campaign Amying for a Cure raised $20,248.19 for the MDAM organization. Thank you to everyone behind this wonderful campaign and to all of the individuals whom donated!!!

Thompson’s Defeat Depression raises $5,500 for MDAM


What a wonderful event and it sounds like it was a success in that the fundraising total and number of participants were up (record 102 participants and profit for MDAM Thompson Branch of $5,500).Thank you to everyone who attended.

Windsor Park Collegiate, raises $785.15 for MDAM

Windsor Park Collegiate presented MDAM with a cheque for $785.15!! Windsor park has held several fundraising events over the past few months, to raise money in support of mental health awareness. Thank you Windsor Park Collegiate for helping such a great cause!!


Life-Love-Healing, is a necklace inspired by the sculpture entitled LifesArt, created by artist Reid Bricker. Proceeds from the sale of each necklace will support men’s depression and youth programming at MDAM. To pre-order this necklace call Charlotte at 204-942-8715 or

Shopper’s Drug Mart Donates $40,000 to the MDAM Organization


Nik Elhers from the Winnipeg Jets presented the MDAM organization today with a cheque from Shoppers Drug Mart for $40,000. This generous donation will help fund many of the valuable programs MDAM offers to those experiencing mental illness.

Thank you Shoppers Drug Mart!

The Blue Challenge

Blue Challenge

MDAM raises awareness of mental health issues and suicide through the Blue Challenge. The Blue Challenge is a campaign centered around attempting to end the stigma of mental health. Participants of the Blue Challenge are urged to incorporate the color blue into daily activities in order to generate a discussion surrounding mental illness and suicide.

For full article click here

Bonnie Bricker CTV interview on Mental Health

Bonnie Bricker, the mother of Reid Bricker discusses the issues with hospital procedures for discharging suicidal patients while raising awareness of mental health. Click to view CTV Interview

Hydro “Share the Warmth” Campaign raises over $1300 for MDAM Organization”


Scott Powell from Manitoba Hydro donates a cheque for over $1300 to the MDAM organization. The money was raised through the month of December through Manitoba Hydro’s Share the warmth Campaign.

The MDAM organization would like to Thank Manitoba Hydro for their generous donation.

MDAM partners with City Councillor Scott Gillingham to install two SAD Lamps in Local libraries

Seasonal affective disorder Lamps (SAD) are currently being installed at two local libraries in Winnipeg, the Millennium Library and St. James-Assiniboia Library. These lamps may be accessed during business hours. SAD lamps are considered an effective form of sunlight therapy geared towards people suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorders. SAD lamps replicate sunlight, which provides a source of Vitamin D, without the harmful effects of UV rays.

Check out the twitter post here!

Emily Walker Nominated in the Heroes of Mental Health for the Wawanesa Inspiring Individual Award


Emily Walker currently lives with chronic post concussion syndrome which causes her to experience constant headaches, dizziness and concomitant depression and anxiety. However she has challenged herself to lead a meaningful and productive life. Emily graduated high school with honours and scholarships. She went on to complete her B.A. at the University of Winnipeg. Followed by the completion of her law degree at the University of Manitoba. Emily has taken her personal lived experience and applied her professional knowledge to contribute to policy improvements in mental health. Emily is working with the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba to develop workplace polices on mental health.

Staff member Doreen Johnson retires after 22 years with MDAM



Congratulations on your retirement Doreen and thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the organization.

Barb Burkowski donates $2,200 to the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba


Barb Burkowski through her fundraising efforts donates $2,200.00 to Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba. These funds will be used toward LGBT programming. Tara Brousseau Snider thanks Barb Burkowski for her hard work and effort.

Tara Brousseau, Heather Stefanson MLA for Tuxedo, Rochelle Squires and City Councillor Marty Morantz at the Shoppers Drug Mart Run For Women May 23 2015


Tara Brousseau attends the Andrew Dunn Walk May 9 2015 – What an inspiring day!


More photos from the 9th Annual Andrew Dunn Walk May 9 2015




Shoppers Drug Mart “Run For It Not From It” in-store pre-run special event was a huge success!!

The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba would like to thank Shoppers Drug Mart and all of the ladies that attended lastnight!

Thompson Defeat Depression Walk raises $6000 for MDAM!!

Ron Buchanan, Outreach Manager for MDAM discusses the past Thompson Defeat Depression Walk and raises awareness of Mood Disorders. Check it out below!

For more information about the Thompson Defeat Depression Walk please visit

Winnipeg Comedy Festival donates $4000 to MDAM in support of mental illness!

Many thanks to the Winnipeg Comedy festival for their generous donation!!!