Mood disorders affect 10 per cent of the Canadian population.
– Canadian Mental Health Association
Mood disorders are mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder and mania. While mood disorders can oftentimes be related to medical conditions, substance abuse, life events or other circumstances, it’s a road you don’t have the journey through alone.
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
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.
At Serenity Now, you will have access to our team of Calgary psychologists, mental health counsellors, massage therapists, dietitians, and yoga therapists who are dedicated to creating a peaceful and relaxing therapeutic environment, enabling you to work through a diverse range of issues, including:
- complex PTSD treatment
- children’s counselling
- meditation and mindfulness
- couples counselling
- premarital counselling
- marriage counselling
- chronic pain
- teen depression
- OCD or ADHD symptoms in children
- adult depression
- coping with stress and anxiety
- drug and alcohol counselling
- maternal & infant health
- pre-and post-natal support
- and many other therapies and treatment methods.
We are here to help you discover the tools and resources you need to move through your fears, anxiety, and other concerns in a safe, supportive environment. You may be experiencing feelings of real distress, whether that be physical, mental, or emotional stress, in your everyday life. However, with our committed team of Calgary Mental Health Professionals, you will experience “Serenity Now.”