Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) www.cmha.ca
This organization has information and a support centre for people with mental health problems and their families and caregivers. They offer information on local services and everyday concerns such as financial assistance, legal information, housing, education and work.
Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDA) www.mdabc.net
Ph: 604.873.0103, 202-2250
Mailing address: Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC Canada V5N 5P9.
This is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education and hope for people affected by mood disorders and their family and friends. You will find information and ways to locate support groups in British Columbia on this site.
Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) www.mooddisorderscanada.ca
Mailing address: 3-304 Stone Road West, Suite 736 Guelph, ON N1G 4W4.
The MDSC is a national, not for profit health charity run by consumers. The MDSC provides information resources and links to national and provincial organizations and services that help people with mood disorders and their family and friends. They also have an online discussion forum.
Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba (MDAM) www.depression.mb.ca
Ph: (204) 786-0987 Toll-free:1-800-263-1460
MDAM is a non-profit organization that provides peer support, public education and advocacy. In this way it supports people affected by mood disorders and their family and friends in Manitoba.
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario www.mooddisorders.on.ca
Ph: (416) 486-8046 or Toll free 1-888-486-8236
This organization offers people with depression and bipolar disorder and their caregivers, peer support groups and telephonic support and educational programs. They have online support forums including a forum for family members.
Stable Moods www.stablemoods.com
This online resource for family, friends and people affected by bipolar disorder covers a broad range of topics and includes news, book reviews, and articles on bipolar disorder. There are interviews with clinical experts and people with firsthand experience of bipolar disorder such as Julie Fast and Cynthia Last (authors of books on dealing with bipolar disorder for caregivers).
The Depressive and Manic-Depressive Society of Nova Scotia
Phone: (902) 539-7179