MDAO is celebrating its twentieth year of supporting people affected by mood disorders. This year, we will help over 15,000 people across Ontario. We are a non-profit, self-help organization working with members, volunteers, other mental health groups and mental health professionals.
We are proud to be a leader in creating an open, responsive, inclusive community where individuals and families can find help and compassion and can ” talk to someone who’s been there.”
That people affected by mood disorders will be treated with care, compassion, respect and equity. MDAO will:
To enhance the quality of life for all affected by mood disorders through support, information, education and advocacy.
We believe that peer support is paramount. Through public education and outreach to everyone in the community, plus our advocacy work, we want everyone to know and accept that a mood disorder or mental illness is no different than any other illness. Like heart disease or diabetes, mood disorders are conditions to be managed and not feared.
MDAO is proud to offer a wide range of programs that support the one in five individuals that will experience a mood disorder in their lifetime. To list just a few:
All of these programs and resources are available free of charge to anyone in the community – locally, across the province, and across Canada.