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Welcome to the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario.

We offer free support programs to people across Ontario, and their families, who are living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.

Telephone Support Line: (416) 486-8046; Toll-free: 1-888-486-8236. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

The Launch of Family Matters Peer Support and Recovery Program

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO) cordially invites you to the official launch of our Family Matters Peer Support and Recovery Program. Read more.


Lilly-MDAO Moving Lives Forward Bursary Award

The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO) and Eli Lilly Canada are pleased to announce the 8th annual Moving Lives Forward Bursary Award. This award is intended to open doors to educational opportunities by providing financial support to people living with a mood disorder as they pursue post-secondary studies. Read more.

 

You see, for me, hope, healing and recovery are not individual attainments or life states. Like the best meal or song or spectacular view, these are most profoundly felt when shared with others. I will forever thank MOOD DISORDERS ASSOCIATION for allowing me to share this finest of all gifts.
Karen Liberman
If I had not had depression and then healed, I would not be the person that I am today. Healing has given me the gift of not taking a single second for granted. It’s given me a new lease on life, and I am savouring every moment.
Joey DAMMIT!
Ultimately, I’ve become a believer in recovery and hope. There’s hope for many people out there.
Laura Coughlin
I really believe in recovery. I’ve seen so many people who have recovered so tremendously
Michael Koo
If you don’t have hope, you can’t heal. Without hope you can’t recover. I guess hope is the biggest thing for me. When I think of hope, I think of patience and perseverance
Whitney Taylor
The support group was a place where I was accepted – I didn’t have to explain anything to anyone. There were people you could actually go out for coffee with and take walks with, and, even if you never said a word, there was this understanding. I developed coping skills, and I learned to laugh again.
Peter Brown

Holiday Alert

The MDAO offices will be closed on Friday, April 18th. Please check with your local groups to find out if they will still be running over the Easter Weekend.

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Upcoming Support Programs

Woodstock April 16, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Richmond Hill April 16, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Kenora April 16, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Schreiber April 17, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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We invite you to help someone’s spirit take flight with your gift to the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

Find out how...

Upcoming Events

Toronto
April 16, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Leamington
April 16, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Toronto
April 17, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Toronto
April 20, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Newmarket
April 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Toronto
April 21, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Latest blog entry

Lynne Jenkins can’t say exactly when her mood swings began, and although there were signposts along the way, she says, “no one recognized the symptoms as such when they first occurred.” Lynne was...
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World Bipolar Day (WBD) will be celebrating its inaugural year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having bipolar disorder. The vision of WBD...

Of Interest

UNDERSTANDING TREATMENT & RECOVERY from Hair Pulling & Skin Picking Disorder

Join TLC for a one-day workshop on Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder), Skin Picking Disorder, and related Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs).

Saturday, April 5, 2014
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Holiday Inn Toronto
Downtown Centre
30 Carlton St.
Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 2E9

Cost: TLC Members: $95.00
Non-TLC Members: $105.00

Register Online: http://tlctoronto.eventbrite.com
Or by phone: 831-457-1004

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Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders: Changing Concepts, Changing Science

2nd Annual Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre Conference

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders: Changing Concepts, Changing Science

Monday March 10, 2014
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
McLaughlin Auditorium Room EG18A, E Wing, Ground Floor

CAMH Stories: Family Ties - Bridge to Recovery

Quiet, shy, reserved - these are the words Helen heard used to describe her all her life. From a young girl in a noisy classroom to an awkward teenager trying to fit in throughout her high school years, Helen struggled with anxiety for as long as she could remember.

"I noticed my anxiety started in the second grade and it progressively got worse," says the 23-year-old. She was bullied a lot and by the time she hit high school, "it was really bad to the point I would rather be by myself than with other people. I just avoided events or places where I knew there would be crowds."