Jim Zvonar is a Hamilton Teacher who is riding across Canada this summer to generate awareness about mental health and mental illness. Jim intends to help generate funds for mental health training programs, stigma reduction, suicide prevention and foster help seeking. Funds raised from his national ride will be used to support youth based mental health initiatives in Hamilton. Jim’s journey has been featured in the Stoney Creek news: www.hamiltonnews.com/community-story/7381458-stoney-creek-native-cycling-coast-to-coast-for-mental-health Find out more at www.cyclingc2c.ca
No one should ever suffer behind closed doors for fear of judgment, humiliation, or damage to reputation. It is now my mission to help remove the stigma associated with mental illness and to encourage open discussion about it.
Running for Rachael continues to support mental health awareness programs for youth, stigma reduction and encourages help seeking.
In recognition of Mental Health Week the Canadian Mental Health Association Hamilton is pleased to offer safeTALK training at a subsidized rate of only $10 per person safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help