Opening Our Eyes – Nan Dickie
Nan Dickie was associated with the MDABC back in the nineties when it was a very small organization. He was involved with it in Vancouver until he moved to Salmon Arm in 2003. Nan wrote articles for each MDA newsletter starting in the mid-nineties, continuing for seven years.
His book, A Map for the Journey: Living Meaningfully with Recurring Depression, was published in 2001, and the MDA held a book launch for Nan at that time.
For seven years, Nan facilitated an MDA-associated depression support group in Salmon Arm. He took training from the MDA to become a facilitator.
During the pandemic, Nan have been writing weekly articles on coping with this challenging time. They are being published in some BC Interior community newspapers. These articles are now available with this website. Click link to read Nan’s articles!
- Nan Dickie – The Experience of Depression
- Nan Dickie – What Would You Say
- Nan Dickie – How We Look, Why We Hide
- Nan Dickie – Why They Go, And You Don’t
- Nan Dickie – A Depression Support Group Might Be Right For You
MDABC launches a new webinar!
Our very own Victoria Enns, Clinical Counsellor at MDABC, talks about some helpful tips on what to do during COVID19 pandemic. Dealing with the impact of physical distancing is a crucial information that each member of the community should know. This webinar is a series of short, simple, and easy-to follow clips, so please ensure you watch the series and gain information on simple ways to manage and cope during this difficult times.
Follow these links to view the webinar on MDABC YouTube Channel:
- MDABC: Simple Ways to Manage COVID19 – Intro
- MDABC: Simple Ways to Manager COVID19 – Tip 1
- MDABC: Simple Ways to Manager COVID19 – Tip 2.0
- MDABC: Simple Ways to Manager COVID19 – Tip 2.1
- MDABC: Simple Ways to Manager COVID19 – Tip 3
- MDABC: Simple Ways to Manager COVID19 – Tip 4
- MDABC: Simple Ways to Manager COVID19 – Tip 5
- MDABC: Simple Ways to Manager COVID19 – Tip 6
MDABC celebrates Mental Health Week!
You are unique, you are safe, and you are not alone.
As we thrive through this pandemic, it is very timely to remind ourselves of the importance of support and connection.
Although it is hard during this distancing era, there are many ways to connect virtually. With the re-opening plans ahead, tiny gathering while keeping safe distance re-lives our spirit and satisfy our natural need to be connected. Humans are social beings – innate within us – we are wired to relate.
At MDABC, we want to bridge the gap in mental health service; that is why our Support Groups, Online Counselling and Psychiatry Service remain dynamic, prepared and ready in providing the help our vulnerable people need. The video project by MDABC is a reminder of how support groups can empower someone. To learn and hear that others went through the same challenges – is encouraging to know you are not alone.
We recognize that it takes a lot of courage and energy to seek help. We hope through this video presentation it will inspire some of you or the people you care about to reach out and get that needed support.
Mental Health Week is more than a celebration – it is a campaign to be loud about what mental health is!
Cheering with you,
Team at MDABC