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Welcome to North Island Mood Disorders!  

North Island Mood Disorders is a mental health support group for people suffering from depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders. We are located in Campbell River and soon in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island B.C. Our group is loosely affiliated with The Mood Disorders Association of BC, but the members of the group are the ones who ultimately decide how the group functions!

Our permanent meeting time is Monday at 5 pm at the Campbell River Community Centre in Room #2. This time is now fixed and reserved, so please adjust your schedules accordingly and invite other friends that share our struggle with mood disorders!

 


Important Notice!

Our last meeting on Monday August 22nd was a bit small, but still resulted in a few important discussions. However, the next 2 weeks are a bit irregular. August 22nd and 29th, due to the annual closure of the community centre, will be held at Rotary Beach Park in Willow Point. All are welcome, but try to bring a few chairs as the park table is not very large or comfortable. A sweater may also be required as it was rather cold last week. Refreshment wills be provided, but be sure to stay hydrated and bring a hat.

The group will also not be meeting on the Labour Day Holiday on Monday September 5th. At this time there is no plan to move the venue, but we will be back on Monday September 12th at 5 pm at the Campbell River Community Centre (Room 2). Keep checking this page for further information and potential changes during this period. We would love to have you join our support network.


We invite all who are suffer from chronic depression, bipolar disorder, chronic anxiety, panic attacks, cyclothymic disorder, dysthymic disorder and other related conditions, as well as their families and care givers, to share in our support network. If the need is demonstrated, we also hope to soon be offering an evening group and a caregiver group in Campbell River, as well as more meetings in the Courtenay Comox area.


For more information email nimooddisorders@gmail.com
Douglas Sewell, MDABC Facilitator

250-204-7077 or 778-418-2012


About our meetings!

Who: North Island Mood Disorders is a local support group for people suffering from depression, bipolar and anxiety.

What: A support group serving all members of the mental health community suffering from chronic depression, bipolar disorder, chronic anxiety, panic disorders, cyclothymic disorder (a less severe form of bipolar), dysthymic disorders (a less severe form of chronic depression) and other related mood disorders.

Where: Campbell River Community Centre – Room #2

When: Our next meeting is Monday, August 29th at 5 pm at Rotary Beach Park in Willow Point. We will later continue to meet at the same time and the Campbell River Community Centre each week, with the exceptions of the Labour Day Holiday and Thanksgiving.

Why: Why are mood disorders so important! The numbers are actually staggering!
25% of Canadians will suffer a significant episode of depression during their lives.
8% of Canadians are struggling with depression at any given time, often combined with other major illnesses, such as cancer or substance abuse.
18% of the population suffers from chronic anxiety
It is often suggested that only 1% suffer from Bipolar Disorder. However, using better diagnostic tools, recent US surveys suggest that at least 3% is a more accurate estimate.
Suicide accounts for 24% of deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.




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