I am pleased to announce I am the recipient of the Courage to Come Back Award in the Mental Health category for 2012. This award is given to 6 recipients every year to people who have faced adversity, risen above it and helped others. Coast Mental Health in British Columbia has offered this award for 14 years.
Announcements and publicity include The Province (Monday, April 9th edition, page 11), Global TV, CKWX News 1130. There will be a gala dinner on May 17th at the Trade and Convention Centre in Vancouver to honour this year's recipients.
It's thrilling to receive this award. It's really a milestone for me after years of struggle. Thank you to my family, colleagues and supporters who helped make this possible.
Here is the online version of The Province article:
Courage to Come Back honoree offers comfort, hope to mentally ill
Thanks to The Province reporter Susan Lazaruk for interviewing me and Janelle Schneider, the photographer.