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Welcome to the website of the Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder (OBAD). To learn more about us, please click here.


Mental Health First Aid Course - Do You Know How To Help?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.

The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.

For more information, on Mental Health First Aid Basic and Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth contact Amanda Osborne, course facilitator.

Certified Peer Specialists

A person’s journey to wellness is an individual one that has its own unique challenges. Connecting with a peer who has successfully navigated their own recovery can be an invaluable resource.

We are pleased to provide now Certified Peer Specialists to work with individuals during their recovery.

For more information, contact Amanda Osborne.

Donate to OBAD Today

The Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder (OBAD) accepts donations through CanadaHelps.org.

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Gorman Answers on Mania and Delusions of Grandeur

In our latest Ask an Expert Q&A, Dr. Gorman answers a question about mania and delusions of grandeur.

Click here to read more.

Click here for the rest of What's New, our website news page.


Get your Questions Answered by our Experts

OBAD's expert panelists regularly answer questions submitted to us by our readers.

Click here to read Q&A's that have been already posted, or better yet, submit your own question.


Helpful Sites for Understanding Mood Disorders

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada has an excellent information pamphlet about bipolar disorder which we can highly recommend. After clicking the above link, scroll down to the section on Bipolar Disorder and click the English or French PDF link to read it.

The National Institude of Mental Health has a page describing some of the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, which may also prove helpful to you.


Peer Support Meetings

Peer support meetings can be an essential tool in living with a mood disorder, and can provide meaningful encouragement for those experiencing suffering.

OBAD is proud to facilitate peer support meetings in Calgary. Click for meetings in Calgary.