About Us

*Exciting news! We have a special guest speaker Sunday Feb, 28 2021.  Her name is Leanna Bliss, she has a podcast called Bipolar Boss and is a mental health advocate among many other things.*

Having a bipolar diagnosis is hard, we are here to provide support and understanding.
In Edmonton we have been running a peer lead support group out of the Grey Nun’s Hospital for 20+ years. It is a great place to share, learn and give advice. We have been running as a strictly peer lead group.

O.B.A.D. North is to provide those a safe space to share and learn. The Edmonton based group is completely peer lead at the moment. Our mission is to provide support and acceptance for individuals living with bipolar (or other mood disorders) as well as families and friends effected by those mood disorders. We also organize educational events, foster collaborations, creative experiences and workshops.
COVID-19 has inspired a couple members who are now in training to become certified facilitators. They have been attending the Edmonton meetings for over a decade combined.. COVID-19 has inspired a couple members who are now in training to become certified facilitators. They have been attending the Edmonton meetings for over a decade combined.
Due to current conditions we are not able to meet in person but do hold weekly zoom meetings every Sundays from 4-6 pm and Thursdays from 7-9 pm.

Anyone from around the world is welcome to attend our meeting since they are on Zoom currently. We will update the contact us page once we do start meeting in person again.

Topic: OBAD North AB (Sundays)
Time: 4:00 PM Edmonton
Every week on Sun, until Nov 28, 2021, 50 occurrence(s)

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Topic: OBAD North AB (Thursdays)
Time: 7:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Thu, until Nov 25, 2021, 49 occurrence(s)

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We have association with the original O.B.A.D. organization in Calgary, Alberta (www.obad.ca). Kaj Korvela is the executive director there which runs out of Calgary, Alberta. The organization has had wonderful resources and people available including guest speakers. We function differently in we are a (soon to be)registered charity not a non-profit organization.