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    Silken Laumann Talks About Mental Health

    Silken Laumann – Olympic Hero  Four-time Olympian Silken Laumann is one of Canada’s most inspirational leaders, a bestselling author, and a highly recognizable and beloved athlete.  As an elite athlete, writer, and life coach, Silken has made her work reaching her own potential and helping others reach theirs. Inspiring, funny, thought provoking and always down to earth, Silken opens her heart and leaves her audience ready to unlock their own potential and aspire to their own greatness. What prevails in Silken is the human spirit, the humor to keep learning through the failures, the courage to see opportunities within obstacles, and the tenacity to never stop trying to be better.

    Silken Laumann spoke at our Stigma Enigma Gala on November 11th, 2017.


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    Face the Facts

    Research shows 3500 Canadians die by suicide each year and almost 800 are young people. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people age 10 to 24 after motor vehicle accidents.

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    Defeat the Stigma

    We strive to defeat the stigma that has bigoted people’s attitudes and fed the discrimination that many have endured. This is in the hope that people will feel comfortable talking about mental illness like any other disease.

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    Join the Cause

    Maryvale treats 700 teenagers annually and half of them are desperate for counseling. Mental health care is underfunded. Our goal is to have fundraising for mental illness reach the same high profile as cancer or heat and stroke.

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Our Mission

Increase awareness and need of community involvement in dealing with mental illness. Children’s mental health treatment centres such as Maryvale suffer from years of underfunding. Senator Michael Kirby, Chair of the first Canadian Commission on Mental Health, puts it succinctly:

“Mental health is the orphan of the health care system. Children’s mental health is the orphan of the orphan”

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A group of ten outstanding local citizens and former basketball players in Windsor Ontario have a goal; to raise awareness and reduce the stigma that inhibits most people with mental health issues from seeking help. We will provide funding to Windsor’s Maryvale Mental Health Centre, ultimately helping young people and families in the Windsor-Essex area suffering from mental health issues.

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