October – November, 2016
What Helps, What Hurts Campaign
Thanks to all the local news agencies that have covered the What Helps, What Hurts campaign and who are helping to bring mental health awareness to BC!
June 26, 2016
A new support group opens for Northern Vancouver Island
The Mood Disorders Association of B.C. has initiated a North Island support group for peopke suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar and related disorders. The first weekly meeting is June 30th in Campbell River, but, facilitator Douglas Sewell hopes a group can eventually take shape inn Courtney as well.
To read the rest of the article in the Comox Valley Record click here.
May 3, 2016
Operations at MDABC are greatly improved by the introduction of InputHealth software management system
MDABC Executive Director Martin Addison had three primary goals when looking to implement a new software system for the Adult Psychiatric Clinic, the Youth Psychiatric Clinic, and the Counselling Centre at MDABC. Specifically, the most important for the non-profit organization were to increase operational efficiency while maintaining exceptional continuity of care for patients and clients, to reduce costs, and to save time. Addison made the decision to change the existing practice management software to InputHealth to achieve his goals while at the same time placing the patient at the center of multidisciplinary care.
After implementing InputHealth, MDABC is becoming one of the most cost-effective and technologically advanced mental health practices in Canada. InputHealth is a revolutionary software that goes way beyond the capabilities of other medical software systems that are currently on the market. For now, Addison and the staff of MDABC are focusing on perfecting the new and improved workflow. He states, “we’re a small organization with big ideas and InputHealth has given us the tools to pursue them.”
May 6, 2015
Mood Disorders Association helps youth struggling with mental illness
The first week of May is Mental Health Week, which brings awareness to mental health issues that remain invisible if not acknowledged.After Dr. Rennick partnered up with the MDABC around 5 years ago, the association started branching out and offering new services, including new programs to help youth struggling with mental health. This morning, Jon talked to Martin Addison, MDABC’s Executive Director.
February 11, 2015
Vancouver non-profit is in the mood for success
When Martin Addison’s budget was slashed by 18 per cent last year, the non-profit executive director knew it was time to turn entrepreneurial.
The five-employee Mood Disorders Association of B.C. (MDABC) had “always struggled for money,” Addison said, but things were turning dire. The $87,000 he was expecting from Vancouver Coastal Health had disappeared.
“I realized we needed to become an enterprising not-for-profit,” Addison said.
To read the full article from the Vancouver Sun with Executive Director Martin Addison Click here: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Vancouver+profit+mood+success/10809062/story.html