Jeff’s Story

“I never thought I’d need so many people” David Bowie, Five Years

I started at the Mood Disorder Association of Manitoba as a service user. I would attend two groups a week online over zoom during lockdowns due to the global pandemic. I was a support group member for over a year before I decided I wanted to give back to MDAM for all of the support I received, and I wanted to start volunteering. I volunteered at the front desk for a number of months before I was made aware of a position that I may be a good fit for. After that I was hired as the Indigenous Talking Circle Facilitator. I have received training and accommodations for attending school and loads of support over the past year. I have been able to support people who need it most as I once needed support.