The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba is a self-help organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy for those living with mental health illnesses.
IN THE NEWS
'Tots to Teens - Learning about MAD Camp'
Rachel Lagacé from CTV Morning live and Rita Chahal, Executive Director at MDAM talk about M.A.D Camp 2022.
Click below to see the video:
STEPPIN' UP WITH CONFIDENCE
We will be mindfully moving our bodies for 30 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of mindfulness and breathing exercises created specifically for older adults with limited mobility.
Online class every Tuesday at 10:00 am
The class will be featured live on our Facebook page or you can join by clicking the link below.
Thank you, Silk & Snow!
MDAM thanks Silk & Snow for their generous donation of handwoven weighted blankets. This contribution means a lot to us!
New In Person Program Announcement
Vote for Rita
Our very own Executive Director, Rita Chahal, is on the shortlist for the Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards of 2022!
Canadian Immigrant magazine has officially begun the online voting stage for the awards. The voting stage ends on June 10th, 2022, and the Top 25 winners will then be announced online in July and be featured in the July print edition of Canadian Immigrant.
Give back. Have fun. KINKAR 2022!
The Winnipeg Kinsmen are raising money in our community with Kin kar Raffle! By participating in this raffle, you could win one of the following prizes and directly support MDAM!
• A 2023 Ford Maverick Lariat AWD Supercrew OR $25,000 cash (winner’s choice)
• A trip for two to Churchill, Manitoba courtesy of Heartland International Travel & Tours
• A $5,000 gift card to The Locals Collective
MDAM staff completes ASIST
Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba staff have just completed 'Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST),' a program recognized as a "gold standard" in suicide first aid training. ASIST is an evidence-informed program that prepares caregivers to provide life-assisting first aid intervention.
We at Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba are saddened by the horrific discovery of 215 children’s graves at a former BC Residential School. Many more children went missing and unaccounted for as this was only one of over 130 Residential Schools and many “Day Schools” that operated with similar practices. Our deepest sympathy goes to the First Nations peoples for the suffering they have endured, and the loss of their ancestors and loved ones from injustices forced upon them.
This discovery sheds much needed light on the actual origins of the trauma-related mental health and addiction issues, experienced by many First Nations people today. The Truth and Reconciliation Report outlines so much more and is available online.
We believe this is not a time for the outside world to offer opinions; it is a time for us to come together and to listen with humility, compassion and understanding to what First Nations people need us to do, to help heal the trauma and improve their lives.
At Mood Disorders we are committed to helping however we can. We believe that support for mental health is essential for overall health and healing. We are working to reduce the stigma of mental health and addictions issues through our programs offering education, advocacy, and peer support. We believe compassion and kindness are the first steps on the path to recovery.
May all people come together to share the burden of this grief, and going forward, to share the healing and rebuilding of better, stronger communities with First Nations as respected partners.
Board of Directors, Management and Staff
Links to important resources:
To all those that have supported MDAM in 2020, Thank-you. Your financial contributions have helped MDAM serve Manitoban’s. Tax receipts will be printed at the end of January 2021 and will start to be mailed out in early February.
Learn about the signs, symptoms and treatment options for common mental illnesses. We aim to equip individuals, families and friends with the resources to cope with mood disorders in daily life.
The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba offices are located on original lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories. We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.