Researchers at the University of Calgary are looking for Canadian-born adults who are currently suffering from depression. If that’s you, please contact Shadi Beshai at 403-383-2530, or email@example.com.
Participants who qualify will receive $20 compensation for participating in our 45-minute, in person interview. Your participation is greatly appreciated!
SupportWorks is not affiliated with this study, but are offering it as an opportunity.
SupportWorks has 5 sets of tickets to see Alberta Theatre Projects presentation of Red.
What do you see…? "A young artist is hired to assist Mark Rothko, the world-famous - and famously cranky - abstract painter. This 2010 Tony Award-winning drama portrays their fierce, funny, and ultimately life-changing relationship. In this entertaining depiction of artistic obsession, the men argue, laugh, work and grow. A triumphant return to play writing by one of the most notable screenwriters of our time. John Logan’s credits include Hugo, The Aviator, and Any Given Sunday.
We are giving these tickets away tonight to the first five (5) people that email firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to this question. "What has been something positive that happened to you because of your mental illness?"
Winners will be contacted by email. Good luck everyone!
Do you know someone who is depressed? suffers from anxiety? diagnosed with ADHD or perhaps even a mood disorder? If so, then please come and participate in one of the most important discussions on mental health in a very long time.
Only fifty years ago, mental illness affected about 1% of the population. Now it affects about 1 in 20 adults and 1 in 5 children. Did you also know that many afflicted with mental health challenges are now sicker than ever before and they often don't fully recover, but instead suffer a chronic course of illness with frequent relapses? How do we make sense of this in light of the fact that we have more and more medications to treat people for mental health problems?
Mr. Robert Whitaker, a Pulitzer-Prize nominated medical journalist and internationally acclaimed author and speaker, asked himself this very question about a decade ago. He meticulously reviewed the world's research in his quest for answers. Then he shared his startling findings in Mad in America and Anatomy of an Epidemic.
Free Public Events:
MAY 14th 7:00 to 8:30 pm - CHRIST CHURCH ELBOW PARK, 3602 – 8th Street SW
MAY 14th 2:30 to 3:30 pm - SELF CONNECTION BOOKS, #125, 4611 Bowness Rd NW
MAY 15th 7:00 to 8:30 pm - WEBBER ACADEMY, 1515 – 93rd Street SW
Our Sunday night peer support meeting is moving.
Beginning April 28, the new location is Midpark Christian Assembly, at 260 Midpark Blvd SE. Same day (Sunday), same time (6:30 – 8:30 pm), same great people!
The location is a short walk from the Shawnessy C-train station (see map), and there is free parking.
We realize that the change of location may not work for everyone, and are sorry to be leaving House Coffee Sanctuary. Unfortunately, the space is no longer available on Sunday nights - for more about this, check the forum post under "Events".
If you have any concerns - or have a request for a meeting in a different area or at a different time - please let us know; speak to your facilitators or e-mail us (contact AT supportworks.ca). We are always looking to start additional groups where there is a need!
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group
Who: The primary participants in our support group meetings are persons diagnosed with a mood disorder and those who believe they may have a mood disorder.
When: Thursday, March 7th, 2013, March 21st, April 4th - ongoing 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Southwood United Church, 10690 Elbow Drive SW Calgary, Alberta,Why: At SupportWorks group meetings people share experiences, personal feelings, information and strategies for living successfully with mood disorders.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by persistent intrusive ideas, thoughts, impulses or images (obsessions) which often result in performing compulsive rituals over and over again. Typical compulsions are washing, checking and arranging things, and counting. These actions give individuals with OCD only temporary relief from their anxiety.
SupportWorks is looking to start a peer support group purely for those living with OCD in the near future, if you or someone you know would be interested in such a group, please email email@example.com and we can update you with further information.
Make sure to check out the Events Calendar regularly - monthly events are added all the time. This month in addition to our regularly scheduled Peer Support Meetings, we are having a wings night, serving dinner at the Drop-In Centre and more!