August 4, 1979 – July 2, 2010
It has been ten years since you died from suicide. Ten years since your pain ended and ours took on new, unimagined depth. Ten years since we became suicide loss survivors on a nightmarish journey to find our way through this mire of complex grief. The world was out of focus; we struggled to make sense of something that was inexplicable.
Mental illness doesn’t see gender, age, ethnicity, or income level. It does not discriminate. Yet, due to societal norms and conditioning, men may be less likely to reach out for help. There are also unique risk factors that contribute to the prevalence of males with mental illness.
Depression is an incredibly common yet often misunderstood mental illness that affects 1 in 4 Canadians. There are several different types of depression, one of which is Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Unfortunately, the stigma around mental health, and depression in particular, makes those experiencing it continue to suffer in silence.
Presenting a Canadian icon: Mr. Leonard Cohen!
As we celebrate Canada Day while maintaining social distance, Eli’s Place is offering an event to share with your family and friends. Join Dr. Mike Daley as he tells Cohen’s life story and performs a few of his greatest songs in a lively and fascinating presentation.
Through your generosity, we raised $64,539 surpassing our $50,000 goal!
We are so grateful that you answered our call and met our matching challenge.