Mood Disorders

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

For most people, mood disorders can be successfully treated with medications and talk therapy (psychotherapy).

Source: Mayo Clinic

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Types of Mood Disorders

Men’s Peer Support Group

Online Mixed Peer Support Group

Postpartum Peer Support Group

Women’s Peer Support

Indigenous Talking Circle

Friends and Family Support Group

Youth Peer Support

Mixed Senior’s Tea & Tales

Mixed Coffee and Chat

Mixed Bipolar

Mixed Depression & Anxiety

Young Adult Peer Support Group

Mixed Peer Support Group – Parkland

Soul Sisters 

Brandon Men’s Activity Club

Westman Men’s Exchange

Bipolar Peer Support Group

Power To Parent

This group caters to everyone who identifies as men that addresses to all mood disorders diagnosed or undiagnosed and welcomes them to experience support and connection.

IN PERSON

Mondays

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

ONLINE

Wednesdays

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

LAUNCH ONLINE MEETING plus

This group caters to everyone regardless of their age or gender and addresses all mood disorders diagnosed or undiagnosed and welcomes them to experience support and connection.

ONLINE

Mondays

6:30pm to 7:30pm

LAUNCH ONLINE MEETING plus

Our postpartum support group addresses issues and concerns that can come with the birth of a baby, with special emphasis on postpartum depression.

ONLINE

Saturdays

9:00 am - 10:00 am

LAUNCH ONLINE MEETING plus

These in-person and online groups for women welcome open, honest and heartfelt connections and conversations. We aim to provide coping techniques, and support for women struggling with their mental health.

IN PERSON

Thursdays

6:45pm to 7;45pm

Facilitator: Asta Carvalho

ONLINE

Thursdays

12:00pm to 1:00pm

LAUNCH ONLINE MEETING plus

This group is specifically offered to the Indigenous community and their families. Our aim is to provide support for any diagnosed or undiagnosed mood disorders along with resources in each group.

ONLINE

Monday's

Facilitator: Jeff Gobiel

LAUNCH ONLINE MEETING plus

This group offers support to friends and family to help them deal with mood disorders diagnosed or undiagnosed and welcomes them to experience support and connection.

ONLINE

Tuesdays

7:00pm to 8:00pm

LAUNCH ONLINE MEETING plus

This online group offers a safe space for youth under 17 years of age where they can come together and chat about their own mental health and seek help for any mood disorders they might be suffering from.

ONLINE

Tuesdays

6:00pm to 7:30pm

LAUNCH ONLINE MEETING plus

Our Seniors Tea & Tales is all about coming together for afternoon tea or coffee to share experiences and discuss a variety of topics about mental health, or simply to connect with other people in a similar age group!

Location: Our office at 4 Fort Street; Winnipeg

IN PERSON

Tuesdays

1:30pm to 3:30pm

This in-person group is offered to all in community and their families. We provide an educational component along with resources in each group.

IN PERSON

Tuesdays

5:30pm to 6:30pm

This in-person group is for anyone who is suffering from bipolar diagnosed or undiagnosed and welcomes them to experience support, conversations and connection.

IN PERSON

Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30pm

This is an in-person group for anyone struggling with depression or anxiety diagnosed or undiagnosed. We welcome you to experience connection and conversation along with support and resources to help you heal.

IN PERSON

Thursdays

6:30pm to 7:30pm

This group is a safe space where youth ages 18-24 come together and chat about their own mental health and what’s going on in their lives. We will cover certain themes every week and at the end of every month we will have an outing while doing peer support. Themes can include Self-care, Support Systems, Advocacy, Transitioning and more.

ONLINE

Fridays

6:30 pm -7:30 pm

LAUNCH ONLINE MEETING plus

This is an online group that meets on Saturdays.

ONLINE

Saturdays

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Facilitator: Mel

LAUNCH ONLINE MEETING plus

This is a “coffee and conversation” support group for women experiencing mood disorders, low mood, or the frustrations and concerns of Covid-19. It is a group of women helping women through sisterhood and connection. This group does not meet on statutory holidays. (No charge for this group)

To receive the link to this group or for further information, please contact westman@moodmb.ca or call / text Marian at 204-721-2174 or Susan at susans@moodmb.ca

ONLINE

Tuesdays

10:00am to 11:00am

Facilitator: Susan

LAUNCH ONLINE MEETING plus

It is a group aimed primarily at men 40+ but those younger are welcome as well. The group fosters socialization and connection amongst men in a workshop setting. This group does not meet on statutory holidays. (No charge for this group.)

To receive the link to this group or for further information, please contact Marian at westman@moodmb.ca or at 204-721-2174

IN PERSON

Wednesdays

1:30 to 3:30 pm

Facilitator: In person at the BNRC Creation Nation Maker Space in Brandon, Manitoba

Join men aged 18+ from Westman area to discuss news about your community, your interests and general connection and camaraderie.

For more information or to register for free, please email at westman@moodmb.ca or call / text  204-721-2174 

ONLINE

Thursdays

1:30 to 3:00 pm

LAUNCH ONLINE MEETING plus

An online peer support group for those living with bipolar, diagnosed or undiagnosed. Meet and connect with peers in your area on Thursday nights. This group does not meet on statutory holidays. (No charge for this group)

To receive the link to this group or for further information, please email at westman@moodmb.ca or call / text 204-721-2174

ONLINE

Thursdays

6:30pm to 8:00pm

LAUNCH ONLINE MEETING plus

ONLINE

Every first Monday of the month

6:30 pm

LAUNCH ONLINE MEETING plus