The third “Hope, Honour, and Heroes” Annual Mental Health Walk will take place on Saturday, May 5th at Macdonald School in Stockholm. This year the event has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association, with proceeds going to the CMHA Regina Branch as well as Macdonald School’s Mental Health Initiatives.
Mental illness is no joke, and it is far more prevalent than society likes to admit. According to the event’s website, “Mental Illnesses are surprisingly common in children and youth. Unfortunately, only one in five kids and teens in Canada who need mental health treatment can get it. There are many reasons for this. Parents and caregivers can have mixed feelings about getting their children help for their mental illness. They may worry about being blamed for their child’s change in behaviour, or they worry about what treatments may be tried. Mental illnesses can be frightening, and many people worry what others will think if they talk about their experiences. The good news is that mental illnesses can be treated successfully, and early treatment can help reduce the impact of a mental illness on your child’s life.”
See the original EsterhazyOnline gallery from the 2016 event below. Click any image to open the viewer. Also so the website at www.hopehonourheroes.com