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Ride Away Stigma May 27, 2018 – 5 Year Anniversary!

The mission of the Ride Away Stigma is to encourage open discussion on mental health and illness and remove the associated stigma.

Funds raised from this ride will support the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton with advancing the important city-wide work of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention – hope, help and healing.

Together, we can ride away stigma!

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

ASIST is a two-day workshop that teaches how to intervene and save a life from suicide. Over a million people around the world have participated in this award-winning program. Most people thinking about suicide don’t actually want to die, but they need help deciding to stay alive. You don’t need any prior training to attend ASIST—just a willingness to make a difference.

Peace of Minds Yoga

Bringing people together to raise awareness for mental illness and support vital programs & services provided by the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO).

The Peace of Minds Yoga is open to everyone. Enjoy a day of yoga & meditation classes. Refreshments provided.

Alternatives for Youth – Parent Education, Support and Skills Development Program (PEP)

Alternatives for Youth (AY) is committed to providing substance use treatment services for youth aged 12 to 22 years and those who care for them. Research has shown that engaging parents/care-givers in substance use education and counseling programs improves treatment outcomes for youth with substance use and concurrent mental health problems. The feedback we have received from parents that have attended this program indicates that information covered is helpful and the group experience is positive. Parents have noted improvement in

Cycling C2C in the News

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. Find out more at www.cyclingc2c.ca In the News Stoney Creek Native Cycling Coast to Coast for Mental Health Hamiltonnews.com – Jun