Wednesday, 28 January 2009

March 14th conference on Stigma in Mood Disorders



Dear all:
The Mental Health Commission of Canada states that "Many people living with a mental illness report that the stigmatization of mental illness causes them more suffering than their disease itself".
Mood disorders disable more Canadians than any other disorder, but often treatment is not sought nor entirely effective. Research indicates that experiences and perceptions of stigma are common in depression and bipolar disorder, and this affects help seeking as well as acceptance of mood disorders as a health condition by the public. This year, CREST-BD, CANMAT and the UBC Department of Psychiatry have come together to create a conference to focus on stigma and discrimination in mood disorders. Join us at this one-day education event 'Mastering Mood Disorders: Identifying and Overcoming Stigma and Discrimination' and/or please consider sending this email on through your networks.
For full details, please view the conference flyer, available here: http://www.mhanet.ca/documents/2009/12012009_event_stigma.pdf

MDA Education Evening - February 26

Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia

Education Evening - Thursday, February 26

Sunrise Hall

1950 Windermere Street, Vancouver

The Sad Teenager: When To Be Concerned and What To Do

The Mood Disorders Association of BC is presenting an Education Evening featuring Dr. Jane Garland of BC Children's Hospital. Dr. Garland will be joined by two young adults who will tell their personal stories of their struggle with mood disorders. A question and answer session will follow. There is no charge to attend.

Please see attached poster for further details.

Thank you,

Greg Fromson
Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia
202-2250 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 5P9
Tel. 604-873-0103
Fax 604-873-3095
mdabc@telus.net
www.mdabc.net