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March for Mental Health is now the trademark event of a new NFP corporation, Voice for Mental Health Collective! We truly are #strongertogether, and those of us at MFMHTO/V4MHC cannot wait to see what kind of noise we can make when we raise our voices as one.

The date for the 3rd annual March for Mental Health is TBA!

In 2019, we will continue to peacefully march to raise awareness for mental illness & addiction, and call for improvements to mental health and addictions services. 

 

While fantastic initiatives have increased awareness and helped reduce some of the stigma surrounding mental health issues, the supply for mental health services does not meet the demand. More and more people are feeling comfortable to speak out and ask for help, only to find there are not enough services available when they do. 

Canada prides itself on having a universal healthcare system, yet when it comes to mental health care, a two-tier system still exists - those who can afford to pay for immediate care receive it, while those who cannot are forced to wait, often with fatal consequences.

Too many Canadians are falling through the cracks due to a lack of funding for mental health care, resulting in staggering economic and human costs. It's time for more than talk. It's time for ACTION.

 

Goals

THROUGH STRENGTH IN PARTNERSHIPS, We are calling on the provincial and federal governments to:

Provide equitable, timely access to evidence-based mental health and addictions services, by increasing funding and ensuring a full range of mental health services and supports are accessible to every Canadian, when and where needed.

 

 

Implementing the above will improve and save thousands of lives each year.

 

Location

2019 MFMHTO location tbd

 
 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

2018 Speakers

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NATALIE HARRIS

Blogger, speaker, mental health & addictions advocate and author of Save-My-Life School: A First Responder's Mental Health Journey. Natalie is also proud to have had a voice in the successful implementation of Ontario’s ‘PTSD Bill’, Bill: 163, and Canada’s ‘PTSD Bill’, C-211.

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TODD DOHERTY

Todd Doherty is a Canadian politician who was elected as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons to represent the federal electoral district Cariboo-Prince George. During the first sitting of the 42nd Parliament Todd Doherty tabled private member's Bill C-211 An Act to Establish a National Framework on PTSD and Mental Health Challenges with First Responders, Veterans and Military.

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ZACH MAKES TRACKS

13-year-old Zach Hofer walked, biked and ran from Barrie to Parliament Hill in the summer of 2017 to raise awareness of youth mental health & funds for Royal Victoria Hospital's new Youth Mental Health Program. To date, he has raised over $100,000 and inspired youth across Southern Ontario.

When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal someone else.
— Iyanla Vanzant
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PATRICIA TOMASI

Patricia Tomasi is a mom, maternal mental health advocate, journalist, and speaker. She writes regularly for the Huffington Post Canada and freelances for other publications as well, focusing primarily on maternal mental health after suffering from severe postpartum depression, twice.

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JORDAN AXANI & MEGAN RAFUSE

Jordan and Megan help leaders believe that they are enough. They lead Shift, a collaborative therapy and mental health education clinic that is focused on reshaping how we think about mental wellness. Together they created Impostercast, a top-20 iTunes podcast, and What's Your Big Lie?, which tours school and companies across North America.

 

 

2017 SPEAKERS

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Michael Landsberg

Founder of SickNotWeak, sports journalist, and former host of TSN's Off the Record.

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Andrew Jensen

Canadian PGA golfer, speaker and Ambassador of Bell Let's Talk.

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LYNN Keane

Mental health advocate, speaker, journalist & author of Give Sorrow Words.

Andrew Jensen's vlog of the March for Mental Health. Published May 7, 2017

Music: Let's Go Surfing by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud

Follow Andrew's vlog at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC122tKLa59z-ORFl2UUWC6Q

The first inaugural March for Mental Health in Toronto May 6, 2017

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