She Wore Flowers in Her Hair is an event in support of mental health awareness, in honour of Jaedra Winter, who was lost to suicide in June 2015. S.W.F.I.H.H. will take place on June 4th, 2016 from 12-8 P.M. at Kelburn Estates (1293 Kelburn Rd.). Tickets are $10.95, 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 Facebook page.
Rock It Out! is a two week summer rock camp for kids living in Manitoba aged 12-17. The rock camp is designed to encourage an environment where kids, particularly those at risk or affected by mood disorders can experience a sense of community as well as develop peer relationships.
1st Session: July 4th – July 15th 2016
2nd Session: July 18th – July 29th 2016
3rd Session: August 2nd – August 12th 2016
4th Session: August 15th – August 26th 2016
For more information contact Griffin Jenkins through email or phone at 204-786-0987
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 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!!
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.
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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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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!!!