"I really enjoyed the MHAS fun run. It’s a great event that is well run with tons of positive energy. This year I attended with a group from work. But the main reason I attend is because my son suffers with significant mental health issues and it feels very lonely at times dealing with and helping someone you love through this type of illness. It helps me to know there is so much support and that there is such commitment to address the stigma associated with mental health issues. Thank you for all you do for people like us!"
"It was a beautiful morning to go for a walk! I have participated in the Fun Run for the past 3 years since my daughter's friend died January 3, 2015 at the age of 19 from fentanyl. I not only walk for him and others who suffer from addiction but I walk also for my daughter who suffers from mental health issues. -Thanks-
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"Our team is called “Together for Peace of Mind” and we are extremely proud to be walking in the MHAS Fun Run/Walk to offer our support and understanding. You are more than welcome to join us. We’d love to have you.
Many of us will never fully understand what those who suffer from mental illness actually go through, however, I have heard it said that 'we do the best we can with what we know, and when we know more, we will do better'" -Janet-
"I did the run with some co-workers. It was a beautiful morning and my favourite thing about the run was the course. It was beautiful and relaxing and great that kids could run around without concerns about traffic. The goody bag was great also. It is all for such a great cause. We definitely plan to do it again next year !"
"I am very happy to hear that this was the biggest event yet.
The run was wonderful. I appreciate the people who put such a wonderful event together. It meant a significant amount to me because the love of my life, and my partner committed suicide 6 years ago. The agony he went through, and watching him slowly become consumed by his mental health issue was one of the most traumatizing things to be a part of; knowing you cannot do anything to make them feel better leaves you desperate and feeling helpless. He hid it from everyone, and demanded I do the same. I one day hope that we don’t have to hide, and that no one has to go through the torture of being consumed by their mental disorder. I also hope one day, that there is more hope for people who suffer, and the loved ones who suffer alongside.
I wish everyone strength and kindness. Until next year."