Stigma Enigma is a group of volunteers dedicated to increasing awareness and need of community involvement in dealing with mental illness All proceeds from our fundraising efforts go directly to Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services in Windsor-Essex. This assists Maryvale in hiring counsellors to help reduce their waiting list so that more youth can receive help.

Our Mission

  • Increase awareness and community involvement in dealing with mental illness
  • Provide mental health education and outreach to youth
  • Reduce the stigma that inhibits many with mental health issues from seeking help
  • Bring more mental health professionals to Windsor-Essex through the Sophie Smith Scholarship (awarded to a local doctor entering psychiatry)
  • Critically examine the overall funding of our mental healthcare system and work to develop and implement strategies for much needed future changes

 For information on Maryvale, please visit www.maryvale.ca.