Defeat Depression Walk / Run For Mental Health


May 25


North Bay Waterfront Marina , Memorial Drive, North Bay , Ontario, Canada


Defeat Depression


Defeat Depression Walk / Run For Mental Health

We are hosting our First Annual Defeat Depression Walk / Run For Mental Health on May 25, 2019.  We are raising funds to support the Lived Experience Recovery Network (LERN) who are looking to train Mental Health Peer Support Specialists. These Peer Support Specialists provide direct assistance to individuals affected by mental illness and their families.  Details can be found at

Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness and strikes all socioeconomic, educational, and cultural backgrounds.   While 1 in 5 Canadians will suffer this year with their mental health, it reflects approximately 15% of Canada’s health care burden, with only seven cents out of every public health care dollar being allocated to mental health.  Community mental health organizations struggle to keep up with support demands due to lack of funding.

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