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Seniors and Mental Health: Let’s talk about it

Join Mayor Cam Guthrie to mark World Mental Health Day with a special presentation about seniors and mental health that will debunk the myths, reduce the stigma, and share positive strategies. Our guest speakers are: Jody Weiler, a specialized geriatric clinician at the Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Wellington, who will debunk some of the common myths about mental health and aging. Ross Knechtel, a local Senior of the Year who has lived with a mental health issue for most of his life. Ross will share his personal story and strategies for positive mental health. Also featuring an information fair with local community agencies. To register, visit 2017seniorsmentalhealth.eventbrite.ca    

Mayor Guthrie to host 17th annual event for World Mental Health Day

Rick and Heather Osborne present their story of resilience and redemption Guelph, ON, October 3, 2016– Members of the public are invited to a free presentation hosted by Mayor Cam Guthrie to mark World Mental Health Day on Thursday, October 13, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Guelph City Hall. The presentation will feature Rick and Heather Osborne, a husband and wife team who have together spent decades delivering outreach services for youth in need. Rick, one of Canada’s leading gang experts, was traumatized as a teenager and began a journey into drug addiction and street gangs that led to incarceration at the age of 21. He spent the next 25 years in 33 different federal prisons. In 1993, after breaking free from drug addictions,… Continue reading Mayor Guthrie to host 17th annual event for World Mental Health Day