The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba offers the following groups and workshops, in-person or online: mixed, soul sisters, youth, friends and family, men’s, unloading zone, women’s, M.A.D. Wednesdays, M.A.D. Camp, bipolar, senior’s tea and tales, depression and anxiety, disordered eating and body image, self-esteem, power to parent, letting go, get better together, men’s exchange, baby blues and better days and postpartum.
If you have a mood disorder, your general emotional state or mood is distorted or inconsistent with your circumstances and interferes with your ability to function. You may be extremely sad, empty or irritable (depressed), or you may have periods of depression alternating with being excessively happy (mania). Anxiety disorders can also affect your mood and often occur along with depression. Mood disorders may increase your risk of suicide. Some examples of mood disorders include:
Major depressive disorder — prolonged and persistent periods of extreme sadness
Bipolar disorder — also called manic depression or bipolar affective disorder, depression that includes alternating times of depression and mania
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — a form of depression most often associated with fewer hours of daylight in the far northern and southern latitudes from late fall to early spring
Cyclothymic disorder — a disorder that causes emotional ups and downs that are less extreme than bipolar disorder
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder — mood changes and irritability that occur during the premenstrual phase of a woman’s cycle and go away with the onset of menses
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) — a long-term (chronic) form of depression
Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder — a disorder of chronic, severe and persistent irritability in children that often includes frequent temper outbursts that are inconsistent with the child’s developmental age
Depression related to medical illness — a persistent depressed mood and a significant loss of pleasure in most or all activities that’s directly related to the physical effects of another medical condition
Depression induced by substance use or medication ― depression symptoms that develop during or soon after substance use or withdrawal or after exposure to a medication.
Source: Mayo Clinic
We Need Your Support
We strive to be a Centre of excellence for grassroots community mental health. We need your support to ensure our programs and services meet the needs of our community. Your generosity will allow us to continue delivering well established programs and services as well as develop new programming to support Manitobans with their mental wellness journey.
One in four Manitobans are impacted by poor mental health or mental illness in their lifetime. The impact of the pandemic is yet to be seen. Your support will allow us to meet the increase in demand for services and programs. If you have either lived or shared experience, know someone who might be struggling with anxiety, depression, isolation or any other mood disorder, co-occurring disorders or other mental health illnesses, please reach out to MDAM via phone, email, website, walk in or our other social media platforms.
Ask Dr. Tyler Anderson OD
Q. What causes cloudy vision?
A. When you have cloudy eyesight, it may seem like you’re looking at the world through a foggy window. Cataracts are the most common cause of clouded vision. Most cataracts develop slowly, but usually become worse over time. They can often develop more rapidly in one eye than the other. Indications that a cataract may be forming include haziness and blurred, distorted or even double vision; an increasing need for more light; and sensitivity to bright light, especially at night. During your eye examination, your optometrist will analyze for any opacity in the lens of your eye, to determine if you have a cataract.
Why You Should Take a Probiotic
Probiotics are a type of organism that can help boost the number of beneficial bacteria in your gut. Historically, people had plenty of probiotics in their diets from eating fresh foods from good soil and by fermenting foods to keep them from spoiling. Today, however, because of refrigeration and agricultural practices, much of our food contains little to no probiotics in the name of sanitation, which is why high-quality supplements are recommended. What happens when you start taking probiotics? Probiotics benefits have been proven effective in supporting immune function, reducing inflammation, promoting healthy digestion, managing inflammatory bowel disease, as well as maintaining beautiful skin.
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“The future of medicine is the medicine of frequencies.” – Albert Einstein
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But the benefits of QI Coils™ go beyond simple relaxation. These devices are also designed to improve overall wellness, helping to boost energy levels and promote a sense of balance and inner peace. Numerous scientific studies have shown the effectiveness of PEMF therapy in promoting physical and mental well-being. One such study, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, found that PEMF therapy improved sleep quality and reduced stress levels in participants.
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Qi Coils™, a revolutionary new form of meditation technology, have recently gained popularity among those looking to improve their overall well-being, especially in the areas of stress management, sleep, energy, meditation, and pain management. The technology uses electromagnetic fields to promote relaxation and focus. The coils are placed around the body, and it is scientifically-proven that the PEMF fields they generate help balance the body’s energy and promote a sense of well-being.
According to users, Qi coils™ have helped them to overcome chronic pain and insomnia, and to reduce anxiety. Many people have reported feeling more relaxed and at ease after using the technology, which has also helped them to improve their sleep quality and increase their energy levels. Some users have even claimed that the coils have helped them to achieve a deeper state of meditation and to reduce stress levels.
The technology is non-invasive, contactless and easy to use, making it accessible to a wide range of people. As more and more people are looking for alternative ways to improve their well-being, Qi coils™ offer a promising solution for those seeking to improve their quality of life. David Wong – Founder, QiLifeStore.com
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February is Heart Health Month
High blood pressure, or hypertension, often goes unrecognized and untreated because there are no symptoms. Your pharmacist can help you reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke, by: 1. Reviewing your medications, helping you take them as prescribed and managing potential side effects. 2. Teaching you how to use a blood pressure monitoring device independently. 3. Helping you maintain a healthy weight with a low-sodium diet, and 4. Helping you quit smoking. Learn more about how to keep your blood pressure under control by speaking with our pharmacist.
Psychic – Medium – Life Coach
This is your opportunity to work on your heart at a soul level. As a psychic/medium and a certified life coach, Hailey Coleman can help you overcome all of your pain points while providing you with the tools and knowledge you need to get your desired results. With 100% accuracy, Hailey’s readings and offers give you a rare and unique experience and allow you to flourish. From speaking to passed loved ones and personal spirit guides, to providing clarity on client situations, to comprehensive and in-depth monthly mentorship services, Hailey is happy to share her gifts with you.
Eating a Heart-Healthy Diet
When combined with other healthy habits, eating a heart-healthy diet can help you control blood pressure and blood sugar levels, maintain a healthy weight, and lower cholesterol. Focus on eating fewer trans fats (fried foods), saturated fats (processed foods), high-fat meats, processed meats and cheeses, and anything high in sugar or sodium. Eat more colourful veggies and fruits; high-quality proteins (such as poultry and fatty fish); healthy fats (such as avocados, olive oil, flax seeds, raw nuts, and fish oils); high-fibre pastas, breads, or cereals made from legumes or whole grains; eggs; and dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa).