Having Trouble?


  1. I am in a crisis right now, where can I get help?
  2. My Video Coach is not working – how can I make it work? How do I turn off/on my video coach?
  3. Can I still work through the Modules without my Video coach?
  4. How can I change my Video coach?
  5. Where are my tracking tools?
  6. How can I view my progress or previously entered information?
  7. Where can I find all of my work from the Modules?
  8. I would like to change my personal information or account options, where can I do this?


I am in a crisis right now, where can I get help?

We have mapped out all of the local distress centers on the link below, please call one to get the immediate help you need.

My Video Coach is not working – how can I make it work?

How do I turn off/on my video coach?

Once you are inside the site a toolbar appears on the right hand side of the page, the bottom link on this toolbar displays the current setting for your video coach, you either need to click it in order to turn the coach on or off.

Can I still work through the Modules without my Video coach?

Yes, the mental health M.A.P. site has been designed so that a member is able to either work through the modules with or without their video coach base on preference.

How can I change my Video coach?

We currently have three video coach options; you are able to select the coach that best fits your preference by creating an account and visiting the account settings page (you must also be logged into your account). There you will find the three coach options, you need to select the option you would like and save your changes otherwise the coach will not change.

Where are my tracking tools?

The tracking tools can be found on your journal page (see the link below). In order to make full use of the tracking tools you must create an account and be logged in to that account so that your information can be saved. If you are not sure that you would like to create an account you can demo the entire site without creating your own account. The only problem with this is that once you leave the page or your session expires you will lose everything you have filled out.

How can I view my progress or previously entered information?

There are two ways to do this; the first is by viewing each individual tool. There is a link or button at the bottom of each tool that allows you to select that date you would like to view. The second method is to view all of the tools on a certain day by changing the viewing date at the top of the page. You can also view the information from the tools as well as the modules through the report widget found at the bottom of the journal page.

Where can I find all of my work from the Modules?

As you are working through the modules you will be filling out work sheets, the information you fill out is generated into reports and is viewable in the reports widget on the Journal page. You are able to update the information as you progress on your road to recovery and are also able to view the previous information you entered along the way. This will also help you to see the progress you have been making.

I would like to change my personal information or account options, where can I do this?

You are able to change any and all of your account information by viewing the account settings page. You can find the account settings page via the link below or on the right toolbar once you have signed into your account.
Karen Liberman
John Burghardt
Jackie Beaurivage
Joey Dammit
Maisha Grant
Sean Miller
Barry Shainbaum
Cathrine Priske and Leslie Bennett
Len Wood
Assante Haughton
The Craigs
Peter Brown
Paul Morton
Michael Koo

Volunteer with the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario


We have many activities, events, programs and projects focused on supporting people living with mood disorders and their families. We wouldn't be able to provide all the support we do without our incredible volunteers.

As a volunteer with the Mood Disorders Association, you have the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and be involved in purposeful, meaningful work.

Volunteers receive a complimentary membership to the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario. Volunteers also receive initial and ongoing training by a team of generous, supportive and accepting individuals. Volunteers learn more about mood disorders, treatments and coping skills and have the opportunity to build skills in areas such as telephone and computer work, interpersonal communications and administrative work. Volunteers also have opportunities to provide leadership, support, information and resources in groups and programs, telephone and administrative support, and communications work in an office setting.

If you would like to volunteer with the Mood Disorders Association, please fill out our online volunteer form.

We offer a number of volunteer opportunities, which will be discussed further during the volunteer application process:

Administration Volunteer: This person will join a team of generous, supportive and accepting individuals who have many projects on the go. Staff at the Mood Disorders Association often need office assistance which covers a wide range of tasks, including filing and organizing information, managing publications, letters and mailings, maintaining resource lists and statistics, proof-reading leaflets and documents and telephone calls.

Phone Peer Support Volunteer: This person offers support to callers through our confidential, free phone helpline that is open daily during the week. This person also offers support for agency walk-ins. Training and orientation is provided, as is ongoing support for the volunteer. This is an opportunity to build interpersonal communication skills as well as to derive personal satisfaction from the important job of helping others.

Peer Support Group Facilitator Volunteer: This person provides leadership as a facilitator in peer support groups for individuals and their families living with mood disorders. Training and orientation is provided, as is ongoing support. Further training opportunities are also available and the opportunity to help others who are reaching out to help themselves is one that will provide a great deal of personal satisfaction.

Speakers Bureau Volunteer: This person gives presentations on personal and indirect experience of mood disorders to groups, organizations and local schools and represents the Mood Disorders Association at community events. Volunteer support meetings and developmental training are provided, and the individual will have a great opportunity to contribute to public awareness of and education about mood disorders.

Special Events Volunteer: This enthusiastic person helps to organize events and raise valuable funds to support the important work the Mood Disorders Association does. The work is ongoing throughout the year, and the volunteer can help make the events a success by participating in marketing, registration, logistics and more. Training is provided and your contribution will be an invaluable accomplishment to an important cause.

CO-OP Placement Volunteer: This student is provided an opportunity for tangible learning experiences applicable to their academic learning goals. The student is matched to a position based on her or his learning requirements, and training and orientation is provided.

Online Peer Support Forum Volunteer: This person provides support to the Mood Disorders Association’s online community forums by ensuring the site is safe for all users. You will use your computer skills to monitor the peer support forum and share your experience where appropriate. Initial training and on-going support and training opportunities will be provided, and you will have the opportunity to develop interpersonal communication skills and benefit from meaningful, purposeful work.

Program Research Volunteer: The Mood Disorders Association has many projects on the go that require research assistance. This person has strong computer and Internet research skills and organizes the information gathered and also help maintain library resources and consolidate statistics, among other things. This position provides the volunteer with the opportunity to help the Mood Disorders Association further its mission to provide support to people with and affected by mood disorders, and to be involved in purposeful and meaningful work.

Communications and Promotion Volunteer: Interested in writing and designing brochures, flyers or other materials? Want to help promote our programs and services? If so, this is the perfect volunteer position for you!