The Mood Disorders Series

Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) is a national, not for profit, consumer driven, voluntary health charity committed to ensuring that the voices of consumers, family members and caregivers are heard on issues relating to mental health and mental illness; and in particular with regard to depression, bipolar illness and other associated mood disorders.

The MDSC’s overall objective is to provide people with mood disorders with a strong, cohesive voice at the national level by:

  • Raising the awareness of mood disorders as treatable medical disorders and working to eliminate the barriers to full community participation and reducing discrimination and stigma among the public, treatment and service providers, and governments.
  • Building a national clearinghouse of information and resources related to mood disorders issues.
  • Advocating for the creation of adequate and accessible, stigma free programs for those Canadians living with or suffering from a mental illness.
  • Ensuring that the voices of consumers and family members are accurately understood and communicated on issues of national importance by building on existing networks and alliances.

The following programs were supported by educational funding from the Mood Disorders Society of Canada.

The Courses