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
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.
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.
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Starting January 10th 2016, every Sunday
The Creative Arts Program begins January 10th 2016 and will run every Sunday. The program will be held at the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba office, which is located at 100-4 Fort St (At Assiniboine). Registration for this program is not required and there is no fee to attend. If you have any questions or require more information please contact the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba at 204-786-0987.
March 16-18 2016
The 2016 National Mental Health conference is scheduled March 16-18 2016 at the Victoria Inn & Convention Center. To register please visit the Mental Health Conference Page. For more information please contact Rebecca Marinos, Conference Manager through phone 650-888-2654 or through email.
April 23 2016
The upcoming annual In the Mood Gala will be held on April 23 2016 at the hotel Fort Garry. For information on this event please contact the Director of Development Charlotte at either 204.942.8715 or 204.295.5077. Charlotte may also be contacted through Email.
The Shoppers Drug Mart’s annual Run for Women attempts to increase awareness of women’s mental health illnesses within Canada. This years run will be held on May 14 2016 in Winnipeg. The event will hold a 5K run/walk, 10K run/walk and Little Girls 1K run/walk. For more information please visit the Shoppers Run for Women web page or contact Charlotte, MDAM Director of development through phone 204.942.8715 or email.
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.
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.
For more information about the Thompson Defeat Depression Walk please visit www.defeatdepression.ca
Many thanks to the Winnipeg Comedy festival for their generous donation!!!