Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

Support Groups, Early Intervention for Psychosis

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Description & Services
Description Public Education and awareness activities are targeted to remove stigma and increase identification and treatment of depression and manic depression. Based on concerns of the membership, advocates for responsive system care and promote research into mood disorders. 
Peer Support Groups: 
Regular peer support groups are held in locations throughout the province 
Support Group Calendars for Toronto and around the province: 
Psycho-educational Groups 
MDAO offers a number of educational programs and groups (Strengthening Families Together, Managing Depression and Anxiety). These groups require pre registration; check the website for details. 
Family and Youth Programs: 
Social Recreation Groups 
MDAO offers a number of innovative social recreation programs that promote recovery (e.g. Stand up for Mental Health, Drumming to our Own Beat). These groups require pre registration; check web site for more details. 
Public Awareness / Anti Stigma 
Check Up from the Neck Up: public awareness campaign designed to promote the early identification and treatment of mood disorders: 
Special Programs 
Supports for Families and Youth: full time family and youth worker available to support families of young people (14-35yrs) newly diagnosed with mood disorders and psychosis * 416-486-8046 ext 300 
Touched By Fire: online gallery and art show & sale for artists with mood disorders; check web site 
Hours Mon-Fri 9:30am - 5:00pm
Dates All year
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 14 year(s) and up
Fees Membership - $25/yr
Languages English
Meetings Information forums, 1st Wed of the month, 7 pm, call for details; call for meeting times and locations; groups are held days & evenings
Contact Information
Address & Map
36 Eglinton Ave W, Ste 602
Toronto, ON M4R 1A1
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Intersection 1 block W of Yonge St, on Eglinton Ave W
Transit Information Closest TTC station is Eglinton on the Yonge line
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Office Phone Office 416-486-8046 
Telephone information and support 
416-486-8046 * 1-888-486-8236 
Fax 416-486-8127
Toll Free Phone 1-888-486-8236
Primary Contact Eric Jonasson, Information Resources Manager; Phone: ext 224; Email:
Alternate Contact Kim Umbach, Manager of Support Programs, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario; Phone: ext 223; Email:
Primary Executive Anne Marie MacDonald, Executive Director, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
Alternate Executive Lawrence Peddie, Executive Assistant to Ann Marie MacDonald, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario; Phone: ext 222; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Kim Umbach, Manager of Support Programs, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario; Phone: ext 223; Email:
Other Details
Print Material Factsheets and Guides on mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders) are available on-line from the website - .
Established 1985
Funding Fundraising ; Membership fees
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Subjects Advocacy ; Depression ; Information and referral ; Manic depression ; Mental disorders ; Mental health ; Mental health services ; Mood disorders ; Self help groups ; Support groups ; Telephone support ; Volunteer opportunities