Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Upcoming Events

Keycon 2017


Join MDAM at Keycon this year May 19-21, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel 288 Portage Ave. Tickets may be purchased through event bright. For more information visit the Keycon website.

Hope Benefit Concert

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Winnipeg Youth Chorus & Margaret’s Choir present HOPE a benefit concert for MDAM on May 24th 2017 at 7 pm at the Centennial Concert Hall. General Admission is $25 and student admission is $15. To purchase tickets visit the Winnipeg Youth Choir website.

She Wore Flowers in Her Hair

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She Wore Flowers in Her Hair is an event in support of mental health awareness, in honour of Jaedra Winter. This event will take place on June 3rd, 2017 from 12-5 P.M. at Kelburn Estates (1293 Kelburn Rd.). Ticket price includes access to all activities, lunch provided by Pony Corral, and a rubber wrist band! All proceeds will be donated to the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba. For more information please visit the she wore flowers in her hair website.

Work It Out! Sports Camp


Work It Out! Sports camp is a camp designed to teach kids aged 9-12 about physical as well as mental health. This event is scheduled for July 10th-14th at Marymound School and the cost is $50 for the full 5 days. For more information contact Griffin at 204-786-0987 or through email. The registration form can be downloaded here.

Rumors Comedy Event

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Rumors Comedy event featuring comedian Damonde Tschritter will be held on June 14 at 8pm. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by contacting Brenda at 204-471-7936 or through email. Net proceeds will be donated to MDAM.

Cognitive Behavior Program in Selkirk

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MDAM will be offering the Cognitive Behavior Program in Selkirk, MB for the months of May and June. This program is free of charge and anyone over the age of 16 may attend. To register contact Shelley Flitcroft through phone at 204-330-7821 or through email.

Nutrition & Mental Health Course

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MDAM’s Nutrition & Mental Health course will be held on June 10th 2017, from 9:00am-4:00pm at the MDAM office (4 Fort St.). The cost of this course is $25. Topics covered include eating disorders, mindful eating, stress, roles of food and medication on mental health as well as many others. For more information or to register contact Charlotte at 204-786-0987 or email.

Shoppers.Love.You Baby Blues and Better Days

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Shoppers.Love.You Baby Blues and Better days is a free 4-week program offered to new or expectant mothers and fathers. The course provides information and addresses issues as well as common concerns associated with the arrival of a newborn child. This program is being offered on Saturday afternoons starting April 8th at Fort Garry Library and starting June 10th at Sir William Stephenson Library. To register for this program, please e-mail Jennifer or phone 204-250-3079.

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
May 27-28 2017
June 24-25 2017

Cognitive Behaviour Program

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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. MDAM is also offering a 6 week cognitive course presented by Tina Holland on April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8 , 15 (6:00-8:00pm) at the St.Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 2400 Portage Ave. The cost of this 6 week course is $40. For more information or to register, please contact Charlotte through email or at 204-786-0987.



Academy Optical Reid Poster

MDAM has partnered up with Academy Optical and TOMS to present the TOM ‘REID’ FRAME. Every time a TOMS ‘REID’ FRAME is purchased, a portion of the funds will be donated to MDAM. Academy Optical is located on 525 Academy Rd. For more information please contact our office at204-786-0987 or Academy Optical at 204-488-2800.


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Presenting the new Life-Love-Healing bracelet, created by Hilary Druxman and inspired by the freestyle graffiti sculpture by artist Reid Bricker. Proceeds from the sale of this bracelet will support men’s depression and youth programming at MDAM. In order to purchase please contact the MDAM office at 204-786-0987.

Laughing Matters Donates $8,147.18

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The Laughing Matters fundraiser had raised over $8100 for MDAM programming. Thank you to all the people at Laughing Matters and to everyone whom attended!

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Charlotte Sytnyk, director of development at MDAM and volunteer Kirsten discuss residential treatment centers in the United States while addressing the issues regarding treatment in Canada. To view click here.

Manitoba Health Care Survey


MDAM would like to encourage citizens of Manitoba to respond to the survey with their health care needs. To access survey click here

Breakfast focused on youth mental health


Winnipeggers gather at Robert A. Steen Community Centre for breakfast and to learn more about the importance of connecting Winnipeg youth with mental health supports – a priority in United Way’s Three Years for a Better Winnipeg plan.

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bella.BALAS Donates $700 to MDAM


Yvette Preston (left) wearing a bella.BALAS outfit, she had successfully bid on, hands Charlotte a cheque for over $700. The money donated will be used to support MDAM’s programs.

Sell the house to save the child


Kirsten shares her story involving depression and suicide in this CBC article. Kristen’s daughter had experienced depression and suicidal tendencies and was unable to get the help she needed in Manitoba. Kristen had then decided to seek assistance elsewhere, specifically in the United states, in a mental health care facility dedicated to 24/7 care. To read the full article, click here.

Teen’s suicide note criticizes mental health care for youth — and so does her mom


Jaedra’s suicide note reveals the problems associated with seeking out proper mental health care in the province. Her mother Melissa also addresses these all too common problems. To view entire article, click here.

Suicide can happen to any family


Bev Geddes, a mother whose son had died from suicide shares her personal story. Her son, Colin was 19 years old when he died of suicide. Bev reveals, Colin had suffered from depression during his teens, but seemed to have overcome it. However, things drastically took a turn for the worst and Colin had decided to end his life. To view the full article, click here.

Bonnie Bricker wants to help parents see red flags of mental heath


MDAM’s Bonnie Bricker shares her personal experience with suicide. Her son, Reid had died of suicide at the young age of 33. Reid had shown many ‘red flags’ since the age of 4, Bonnie had stated, adding it would have been a great benefit if she had a peer support group to reach out to for advice. To read the entire article click here.

Loss, Acceptance and Hope TV Show


Shaw TV and MDAM present Loss, Acceptance and Hope, stories from 4 mothers living in the aftermath of their child’s death by suicide, part 1 premieres Sunday October 2nd at 7pm and part 2 on Monday, October 3rd at 9pm on Shaw TV Channel 9.

Mom:’I saw no signs’ son wanted to kill himself’


MDAM’s Judy Dunn opens up about her experience with suicide. Her son Andrew, had experienced depression throughout his teens and at 23 years of age had committed suicide. Shortly after Judy had created an event entitled the Andrew Dunn walk in order to raise awareness regarding mental health and suicide. This year the event had raised $70,000. To view the article click here

Mom of suicide victim speaks up ‘for her’


Melissa Winter’s discusses her experience with depression and suicide. Her daughter Jaedra had committed suicide at the age of 17. Melissa is sharing her story in hopes of raising awareness of mental health and teen suicide. To view the article click here

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.

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