A group of eighteen outstanding local citizens and former basketball players in Windsor Ontario have a goal.

It is 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.

Our Mission

  • Increase awareness and need of community involvement in dealing with mental illness. Adolescent mental health treatments centres such as Windsor Maryvale have suffered greatly. 
  • Provide mental health education to our youth (strategically targeted group ages 16-25)
  • Reduce risk of developing mental illness or of becoming so desperate as to contemplate suicide
  • Defeat the stigma that has bigoted people’s attitudes and fed the discrimination that many have endured
  • Overcome the enigma – allow people to feel comfortable about talking about mental illness like any other disease
  • Critically examine the overall funding of our mental healthcare system and help develop and implement strategies for much needed future changes. (mental health care remains underfunded and under-serviced province wide)

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