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Suicide Awareness: Stories of Hope & Recovery

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Suicide Awareness: Stories of Hope & Recovery
A FREE public health talk on suicide awareness on September 28, 2016

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Eli, Our Angel in the Outfield

For almost half his life, Eli Cooper struggled to climb out of the cracks in the Canadian mental health care system. Five years ago, just shy of age 31, Eli decided he was too tired to continue.

In his memory and in celebration of his passion for baseball, each year Eli’s Uncle Blue (AKA David Bluestein) treats two dozen children from under-served communities to a Blue Jay’s game. For most of them, it’s their very first live Jays game and trip to the Rogers Centre. This year, the fifth annual event even coincided with Eli’s actual August 4 birthday.  To top it all off, the Jays won 3-1 against the visiting Minnesota Twins!

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Debut Event Earns Rave Reviews

Eli’s Place Co-founder and Chairman David Cooper (L) celebrates with Lorne Bernstein, Fundraising Chair

Eli’s Place Co-founder and Chairman David Cooper (L) celebrates with Lorne Bernstein, Fundraising Chair

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Eli’s Place Debuts On The Harold Green Stage

Eli’s Place Residential Treatment Centre is set to “debut” with its first awareness event, at a world premiere of Therefore Choose Life,  part of  the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company’s 2015 season.  Kathy Kacer and Jake Epstein’s heartbreaking look at love and life is a fitting stage for Eli’s Place to tell its own story, a compelling account of two bereaved parents working to prevent young adult suicide.

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