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Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Project

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the three main types of depression. MDD is defined as depression that is unresolved after the use of two or more anti-depressive agents.

In 2018, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Alberta Division began the MDD Project- a multi-phase plan to research Major Depressive Disorder’s (MDD) impact through a lens of lived experience, transfer that knowledge to the public, offer resources and tools and advocate for increased supports in governance and the workplace

Throughout the research, recurring concerns voiced by participants living with MDD revealed four cornerstone plans of action for people living with MDD in Canada:

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Additional MDD Resources

With CMHA, Alberta Division’s research defining pressing issues facing persons living with MDD and how they manage it, the path toward addressing these issues becomes clearer. The MDD project seeks to realize this path through continued research, education, amplification of the voices of experts and lived experience, provision of tools, resources and advocacy for increased supports.

Depression resources for family and friends

CMHA has resources for family and friends of those living with MDD. These resources cover reaction and adjustments, what to expect when depression appears and how to help.

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If you need help, use these telephone resources

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