Mood disorders affect 10 per cent of the Canadian population.
– Canadian Mental Health Association
Signs of mood disorders
- Rapid and unpredictable mood changes
- Social isolation
- Chronic depression
- Oversleeping or insomnia
- Disorganized speech or behaviour
- Suicidal thoughts
- Dizziness or light headedness
- Loss of interest in friends, family and hobbies
Common ways to treat
Mood disorders are mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder and mania. While mood disorders can often times be related to medical conditions, substance abuse, life events or other circumstances, it’s a road you don’t have the journey through alone.
Serenity Now focuses on Mindfulness Meditation – a Buddhist tradition that motivates the mind on the present, raise awareness of your own thoughts and behaviours, and assessing them in a non-judgemental way. Mindful meditation seeks to focus your mind, rather than trying to empty your mind.
Our team also uses cognitive therapies, which focuses on identifying dysfunctional thoughts, emotions and beliefs.
Since many mental health problems originate from distorted thought processes, its possible to change behaviours by changing how we view particular thoughts in order to improve behaviours.
Great resource links
Mood Disorders Society of Canada
The MDSC’s overall objective is to provide people with mood disorders with a strong, cohesive voice at the national level by raising awareness, raising national information, advocating and ensuring the voices of consumers are accurately understood and communicated.
Canadian Mental Health Association – Mood Disorders
The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.