Toronto Jewish Choir Presents Shir Delight 2019 in Benefit to Eli’s Place

Join us for a delightful evening of uplifting song at Toronto Jewish Chorus presents Shir Delight 2019on Thursday, May 23! A portion of the proceeds will be directed towards the work we are doing at Eli’s Place to build Canada’s first rural, residential long-term treatment centre for young adults with mental illness.

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What All Mothers Really Want for Mother’s Day

A Hopeful Future for our Children

There are rural residential long-term treatment centres all around the world with proven results for young adults with serious mental illness. Why doesn’t Canada have one yet?

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“Sharing our story is so much more than just telling people what has happened in our lives and where we’ve come from…because we hope it’s not just in memory of our son, but also for so many families who are dealing with mental health issues and mental illness. It’s quite the battle, quite the struggle, quite the journey. So every time we share our story we hope that others will learn and be able to benefit from what we have to say.” – Eli’s Place co-founder Deborah Cooper on Starts With Me podcast

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The conversation around mental health has changed in the last decade thanks to awareness raising campaigns that flood our airwaves and social media feeds seeking to normalize mental health issues while advocating for better treatment options and increased services. Awareness campaigns and hashtag days have made inroads into destigmatizing mental health issues, a cultural shift towards understanding that mental health is health.

Join our guest speakers on Wednesday, May 8 for an evening of information and inspiration as we explore a new model for treating mental illness. Speakers will discuss the current mental health services available, both hospital and community-based, from professional and personal perspectives.

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In honour of World Bipolar Day (Saturday, March 30, 2019), we’ve invited Dr. Anthony Levitt, who sits on the Eli’s Place Professional Advisory Committee, to write a guest blog for us about the complex illness called Bipolar Disorder (BD). You can join us to hear Dr. Anthony Levitt speak in person at our upcoming event on May 8, From Mental Illness to Hopeful Futures: Innovations in Treatment.

View all the speakers and register on the event page here.

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