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Episode 3: Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

The Mood Dis­or­ders Asso­ci­a­tion of Man­i­to­ba is a self-help orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing sup­port, edu­ca­tion, and advo­ca­cy for those liv­ing with a mood dis­or­der, co-occur­ring dis­or­ders, or oth­er men­tal health ill­ness­es. They increase pub­lic aware­ness about mood dis­or­ders and empow­er peo­ple to devel­op hope and recov­ery, and build an under­stand­ing com­mu­ni­ty in the aware­ness of mood dis­or­ders through pro­vid­ing sup­port and recov­ery to those liv­ing with mood dis­or­ders. They strive to be a cen­tre of excel­lence for grass­roots com­mu­ni­ty men­tal health in an open yet con­fi­den­tial atmosphere. 


  • Rita Chahal, Executive Director

    Rita is passionate about working in the not for profit sector particularly on humanitarian /social issues , mental health , career transition, migration , settlement, arts, culture and managing organizational change. In January 2021, she was honoured with a 150 Manitoba Women Trailblazer Award, which salutes the contributions that Manitoba woman have made to social justice, arts, sports, politics, community activities and promoting democracy while developing this great province.

  • Eileen MacDonald, Women's Program Manager

    Hard working with a passion and drive for Mental Health Advocacy, Eileen is currently studying psychiatric nursing at Brandon University/University of Winnipeg while working as the Women's Program Manager at Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba.