The Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC)

"Working Together for Mental Wellness"


The MDABC is a nonprofit organization that provides treatment, support, education, and hope of recovery for people living with a mood disorder. We serve to build awareness and understanding in communities throughout the province, reaching out to as many people as possible. 

MDABC Goals:


  • Reduce the stigma of mood disorders
  • Cultivate an inclusive community that promotes wellbeing 
  • Provide rapid access to mental health services
  • Encourage the development of effective self-help models
  • Encourage research into mood disorders and self-help models 


MDABC Philosophy


We celebrate our partnerships with individuals, their families, professionals, and agencies.  We believe in, value, and respect:

  • The potential of each individual
  • Understanding, empathy, and listening as the cornerstones of self-help
  • Sharing and caring as the basis for healing
  • Honesty, trust, and confidentiality
  • Inclusiveness, community, and hope
  • Participative decision-making in treatment options
  • The choices of individuals taking responsibility for their actions
  • The contributions of individuals and their families and friends
  • The skills of professionals and their role in recovery and support
  • Learning and self-awareness as part of the education process
  • Research as part of best treatment and recovery


Learn more about MDABC:


MDABC is working hard to provide a greater variety of services to more people in more communities using our rapid access approach.

Please see Jon McComb of The Jon McComb Morning Show on CKNW radio and Tom Dutta Chair of MDABCs Board of Directors talk about mental health issues in BC and MDABC services.