The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) has evolved to become one of Canadas best-connected mental health NGOs with a demonstrated track record for forging and maintaining meaningful and sustained partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors throughout Canada.
The MDSCs 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.