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“It’s a big dream, but it’s going to happen.”

If you tuned into CBC’s Here and Now and the CBC news on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2018, you may have heard and seen Eli’s Place co-founders David & Deborah Cooper discussing the loss of their son Eli – and their dream to fill the gap in Canada’s Mental Health Care system for young adults of his age group. This is the Coopers’ way of channeling grief into action.

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In response to your requests, we have created “Give Recovery A Chance”, a new monthly giving opportunity.

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World Suicide Prevention Day is on September 10th. It’s an opportunity for everyone in the community – the public, charitable organizations, communities, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, politicians and policy makers, volunteers, those with lived experience of suicide attempts or loss, and other interested groups and individuals – to join together to promote understanding about suicide and highlight effective prevention activities. We at Eli’s Place feel strongly that the topic of suicide should be openly discussed, even though it may be uncomfortable.

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How do parents survive the suicide of a child? David and Deborah Cooper provide guidance and bereavement support to parents in Bridge Over the River Why. Their guide is a demonstration of resilience and a tangible offering of hope to those seeking a way forward after the unthinkable happens.

David and Deborah will appear on CBC’s Metro Morning and on the CBC 6:00pm TV news on Monday, September 10th to discuss Bridge Over the River Why and the importance of establishing Eli’s Place, which will bridge the gap in our mental health system for young adults, aged 19 to 35, with serious mental illness.

You can listen to a CBC radio clip from the interview now:

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It is our pleasure to announce that the Toronto Jewish Chorus is presenting Shir Delight on Thursday, May 24 at 7:30pm and a portion of the proceeds will be generously donated in support of the work we do at Eli’s Place. Please join us for what is going to be an inspiring evening not to be missed!

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