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1.2M Children/Youths impacted by MH; rises to 7.5M by age 25
Queen's Park Dining Room
1867 Valley Farm Road, Pickering, ON L1V-3Y7 Canada
Carion Fenn Foundation is hosting it's 1st Alex Monaghan Queen's Park Mental Health Chat in recognition of November 2023 as Mental Health Awareness Month in the City of Pickering as proclaimed by Mayor Kevin Ashe and Council. Sponsored by Lorne Coe, Town of Whitby MPP. CMHA Ontario, Ontario Shores, Durham Community Health Centre, Lakeridge Health, Livewell Pathway, Durhan Alliance Outreach, Pickering Mayor's Gala and Carion Fenn Foundation will have a showcase table to provide more information about the great work they are doing. Community Members, leaders and organizations will join us for breakfast, entertainment by Oliver Lovekin and showcase of leading organizations. No Cost. By Invite Only, event not open to the public.
Funded by: Pickering Mayor's Gala.
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in the City of Pickering that is being observed in November, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues in our community and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health, and of putting a face to mental illness, I wanted to share Alex’s story. As many of you know, we tragically lost my son Alex to suicide on April 1, 2018. Alex was 27. He was an electrician with a job he loved and excelled at, he was engaged to a lovely girl, he had siblings who adored him, parents who loved and supported him, lots of friends and the apple of his eye was his niece Jamieson. Karen O'Brien. Continue <click here>
The Carion Fenn Foundation is a Registered Charity established to provide support, education and resources to the public and individuals impacted by Syringomyelia, Chiari Malformation, Chronic and Rare Diseases. A place to share, learn and support each other because Together We Are Stronger®. We provide various health & wellness programs to support best health such as Mental Health, Seniors Program, Health 180 with Carion Fenn TV Show on Rogers TV, Youth Programs, Durham Accessibility Conference, Black Open Mic, Rare Disease Expo, Black Experience Townhall, Homeless Support, Food Support and Support Group Meetings. Our programs are free to the public. Our goal is to address the needs of individuals and ensure that no one who is impacted by the physical, emotional, or social symptoms of chronic or rare diseases has to go through such devastating challenges alone.
At Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Durham, we believe that mental and physical health care is for everyone regardless of class, race, sexuality, gender, age, faith, or ability. All our services and supports are provided with equity and accessibility at the forefront to respect the integrity and self-determination of our community and clients.
Durham Community Health Centre (DCHC) is a registered, charitable organization that provides integrated, accessible, and equitable community based primary care, wellness services, and health education to Durham community members who face multiple barriers to their health and well-being. DCHC also provides equity-based programs and services that focus on priority populations such as Indigenous, Black, the 2SLGBTQI Community, Newcomers to Canada, Seniors, and Unattached patients, to name a few. DCHC ensures Durham community members receive not only sick care, but preventive care as well, enabling the community member to live longer at home. At DCHC, we are a team-based interprofessional group of staff including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, counselors, dietitians, outreach workers, medical secretaries, and other administrative staff. We always place every client at the centre of our approach to care, based on their needs. We address these needs through integrated clinical and wellness care and health education.
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public teaching hospital providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. Exemplary patient care is delivered through safe and evidence-based approaches where successful outcomes are achieved using best clinical practices and the latest advances in research. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built on compassion, inspiration and hope.
With five hospitals, four emergency departments, three critical care units, a long-term care home, a full range of medical and surgical specialties, more than 20 community health-care locations and a state-of-the-art surgical centre within the soon-to-open Jerry Coughlan Health & Wellness Centre, Lakeridge Health offers some of the broadest and most comprehensive acute care, ambulatory care, and long-term care services in Ontario. Lakeridge Health is also home to several regional specialty centres and services, including the Central East Regional Cancer Program, R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre, The Shoulder Centre, and eye care and chronic kidney disease services. Additionally, we are proud to serve our community with a full suite of inpatient, ambulatory, and community-based mental health and addictions services, and provide safe, high-quality, compassionate care in our state-of-the-art long-term care home, Lakeridge Gardens.
Nigel Wilson is a former professional baseball player who played both for the MLB and the International Pro Baseball League in Japan. Wilson primarily played as an outfielder as well as a designated hitter; which ultimately earned him much of his success. Wilson grew up in the Durham region and graduated from Ajax High School in 1988. Nigel was an all-around athlete; however, his passion was baseball. He attained great success in baseball very early in his adult life by turning Pro at the age of 16 when he got drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays & played for Team Canada. His talent and determination paved the way to a very prosperous baseball career. While in the MLB, in the 1992 expansion draft, the Florida Marlins chose Nigel as their first round, first pick draft choice. Other teams he played for were the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians. Nigel expanded his overall baseball experience by participating in winter ball in places like Venezuela and Puerto Rico and finally in 1997 testing his talent on an international level; he signed a contract with the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan.
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in addition to hosting our Flag Raising, we are also hosting a Mental Health Chat on November 9, 16 & 30, 2023 focusing on Youth Mental Health between the ages of 13 to 30 years old, available to youths & members of the public who would like to know more about how to support youths: November 9, 2023 Emotional, Physical & Financial Health; November 16, 2023, Selfcare, Selflove & Self-Awareness; and November 30, 2023 Stress & Resiliency. We are also hosting a Mental Health Day Breakfast on November 28, 2023, at Queens Park with the MPPs and Sponsored by Todd J. McCarthy, MPP Durham to talk about Mental Health, the work we are all doing and the support that is needed to encourage more funding to our community. These programs are funded by the Pickering Mayor’s Gala.