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Ride Don’t Hide in the news

May 24, 2017: SooToday (Sault Ste. Marie)
‘Ride Don’t Hide’ for mental health
Goal is to raise $10,000 to support CMHA Sault Ste. Marie

May 24, 2017: Delta Optimist
Mental Health centre looks to raise profile
A mental health organization vital to the community is looking to raise its profile and funds to help enhance the services it provides.

May 18, 2017: CTV London
Ride Don’t Hide (VIDEO)
Eric shares why he is joining the third annual Ride Don’t Hide in London, Ontario.

May 16, 2017: Extra Peterborough
You’re invited to take part in ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ event (AUDIO)
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge are inviting you to participate in ‘Ride Don’t Hide’.

May 12, 2017: CHEX TV (Peterborough)
Cycling for mental health at Ride Don’t Hide (VIDEO)
On June 25th at Nicholls Oval in Peterorough, the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association will again host the “Ride Don’t Hide” event. It raises funds to help a program which assists children in learning about their own mental well-being.

May 12, 2017: The Peterborough Examiner
CMHA seeks 250 riders for June 25 Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser in Peterborough
The second annual Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge branch will be held next month in Nicholls Oval.

May 11, 2017: CBC Here And Now (Toronto)
Judy Brunton
The town of Aurora told Judy Brunton that her fundraising lawn sign for the Canadian Mental Association was illegal and she had to remove it. This is her conversation with Gill Deacon

May 10, 2017: The Auroran
Activist will fight to keep sign promoting mental health
Speaking up on the issue of mental health is a topic many shy away from. Certain stigmas surround the concept of mental illness which often prevent people from taking that extra step in getting the help they need.

May 10, 2017: Aurora Banner
Aurora resident forced to remove Canadian Mental Health Association sign
An Aurora resident has spent years campaigning for mental health. A sign reading “Help support CMHA York and South Simcoe” has been on Judy Brunton’s front lawn more than a year.

May 9, 2017: Waterloo Region Record
You can help
The following are volunteer opportunities in Kitchener-Waterloo. Join the Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Wellington for the Ride Don’t Hide in St. Jacobs on June 25 to raise awareness and funds for mental health services in our community.

May 7, 2017: Times Colonist (Victoria)
Ride Don’t Hide
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, herself a bicycle enthusiast, recently kicked off the campaign, a fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association, to promote mental health. This is the sixth year of the cross-country event.

May 4, 2017: CKPG News (Prince George)
Our Community: Fundraiser promotes mental health (VIDEO)
A team from the local Canadian Mental gathered this morning at the CN Centre parking lot to kick off its ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ campaign for mental health.

May 3, 2017: Windsor Star
‘Ride Don’t Hide’ cycling event joins mental illness fight (VIDEO)
Cyclists of all ages are being asked to participate in a mental health awareness event designed to raise funds for programs within the local Canadian Mental Health Association.

May 3, 2017:
Windsor Ride Don’t Hide event set for June 25
The designated champion for Ride Don’t Hide in Windsor wants people to use the event to come together as a community and share a story about mental illness.

April 20, 2017: Summerland Review
Ride to end mental health stigma
Suffering in silence. Like many people who endure daily the emotional pain and internal turmoil of mental health issues, that’s how Jeremy McGoran lived his life.

April 19, 2017: EZ Rock (Penticton)
Ride Don’t Hide Campaign Kicks Off
The official launch for the ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ event for the Canadian Mental Health Association was held on Skaha Lake Road on Tuesday morning.

April 19, 2017:
Cyclists Union: Some pretty cool developments coming to city’s biking infrastructure
Here are some of the events that are coming up for cyclists in Greater Sudbury.

April 18, 2017: Castanet (Kelowna)
Ride Don’t Hide returning
The Canadian Mental Health Association is dusting off its bikes for another Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser.

April 18, 2017: Penticton Herald
Don’t suffer in silence, public told at Ride Don’t Hide launch
Penticton’s mayor revealed Tuesday that he counts a pair of former local radio personalities among his personal heroes.

April 11, 2017: The Peterborough Examiner
Volunteering for Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge office a family affair for Peterborough family
Jim and Mary-Jane Rainey are two local volunteers who just can’t help enough.

April 11, 2017: Blackburn News (Sarnia)
2017 Ride Don’t Hide Launched
This year’s Ride Don’t Hide for mental health will involve 10,000 bicycle riders across Canada, including 400 from Lambton-Kent.

April 5, 2017: (Kamloops)
Volunteer Kamloops weekly volunteer highlights
Volunteers who have a good work ethic, integrity, and the ability to work independently or with others are wanted for the Ride Don’t Hide event, held on Sunday, June 25th.

March 23, 2017: CTV Kitchener
Racing around Conestoga Mall on tiny tricycles (VIDEO)
Find out why a politician, a hockey player and a police officer were racing each other on tricycles

March 23, 2017: Waterloo Region Record
Ride don’t hide
Guelph Storm captain Garrett McFadden, raced Fred Wagner at the Conestoga Mall during a promotion Tuesday for the Ride Don’t Hide cycling event.

August 6, 2016: Peterborough This Week
Ride Don’t Hide raised more than $26,000 — twice as much as expected
The inaugural Ride Don’t Hide event raised more than $26,000, more than double its goal.

August 2, 2016: Hamilton Spectator
Would you talk about your mental health issues?
If you suffered from a mental illness that occasionally affected your job performance, would you feel comfortable telling your boss or your co-workers about it?

July 31, 2016: Vernon Morning Star
Bocce event attracts a crowd
Beer and bocce make for a great pairing.

June 29, 2016: Kenora Daily Miner
Kenora community comes together to support mental health
Mental health is surrounded by stigma, stereotypes and silence.

June 29, 2016: Bayshore Broadcasting
Ride or Die Event Was Massive Success
The “Ride Don’t Hide” event in Caledon was a huge success.

June 28, 2016: Alberni Valley News
Port Alberni residents pedal for Ride Don’t Hide
Dozens of Port Alberni residents came out for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide event on Sunday, June 26.

June 28, 2016: Kamloops This Week
Riding, not hiding
The annual Ride Don’t Hide charity bike ride took place Sunday in Westsyde’s Centennial Park.

June 27, 2016: Cogeco TV
Ride Don’t Hide CMHA
The 2nd Annual Ride Don’t Hide Niagara fundraiser took place at Brock University.

June 27, 2016: Regina Leader-Post
Biking for mental health
It was a good day to ride.

June 27, 2016: CKRM
Regina cyclists take to the streets in the name of mental health
Cyclists took to the streets of Regina to help raise funds and awareness for Mental health.

June 27, 2016: Peterborough Examiner
Cyclists pedal to end stigma of mental illness
More than 185 cyclists pedaled in support of mental health Sunday, riding in the city’s first Ride Don’t Hide event.

June 27, 2016: Windsor Star
Hundreds of Windsor cyclists choose to ride instead of hide
About 300 participants in this year’s Ride Don’t Hide event raised $60,000 Sunday by cycling and raising mental health awareness.

June 27, 2016: Woodstock Sentinel Review
Canadian Mental Health Association benefits from annual cycling event
Over 170 cyclists came out to the Ride Don’t Hide event in Woodstock Sunday, June 26, which raised over $30,000.

June 26, 2016: The Weather Network
Ride Don’t Hide
Happening June 26, we encourage everyone to get out and support.

June 26, 2016: 660 News
Record number of cyclists raise awareness for mental health
A new record as over 7 thousand riders came out on Sunday to raise awareness to banish the stigma around mental illness.

June 26, 2016: Blackburn News
Grey-Bruce Cyclists Hit Road for Mental Health Awareness
Hundreds of cyclists are set to hit the pavement Sunday to raise mental health awareness.

June 26, 2016: The Sachem & Glanbrook Gazette
Riding to support mental health
Mental health is just important as physical health so putting the two together seemed like a natural fit for Sandie Heirwegh.

June 26, 2016:
Cyclists ride to show support for those battling mental health issues
Mark Taylor decided to give back to the mental health services he has received in the community by biking 22 kilometres Sunday through the Sudbury Ride Don’t Hide event, which raised funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association.

June 26, 2016: CTV News Calgary
Riders hit the road to raise awareness & money for mental health
Hundreds of cyclists joined in on a national initiative on Sunday to raise awareness and support to help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

June 26, 2016: Global News BC
Global News Hour at 6
Coverage begins at 18:42

June 26, 2016: CFAX 1070
Ride Don’t Hide raises $60,000
200 cyclists took part in Sunday’s Ride Don’t Hide event in Victoria, hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association.

June 26, 2016: St. Catharine’s Standard
Ride Don’t Hide raises money for mental health
About 130 people left Brock University for a bike ride to raise money and awareness for mental health on Sunday.

June 26, 2016: CHEK
Hundreds of island cyclists take part in “Ride Don’t Hide”
It’s Canada’s largest community bike ride for mental health.

June 26, 2016: CTV News Vancouver Island
Victoria’s ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ raises 60K for mental health
Hundreds of cyclists shifted into gear to put mental health in the spotlight Sunday.

June 26, 2016: Sun Times, Owen Sound
Ride Don’t Hide a personal pursuit
Mental health awareness wasn’t something that Scott Hammell of Chesley thought much about, until about seven months ago.

June 26, 2016: Times Colonist
200-plus cyclists in Victoria join national ride for mental health
Riders in support of taking mental health out of the shadows did so in glorious sunshine Sunday as they pedaled along Dallas Road in Victoria.

June 26, 2016: CTV News Winnipeg
Riding to end the stigma around mental health
Canada’s biggest bike ride for mental health got into gear in Winnipeg, Sunday.

June 26, 2016:
PHOTOS: Windsor Ride Don’t Hide Bicycling Event
The Ride Don’t Hide community bike ride took over the Children’s Aid Society lot today with hundreds of people coming to participate.

June 26, 2016: Bayshore Broadcasting
Cyclists Ride for Mental Health
Canada’s Biggest Bike Ride for Mental Health comes to Owen Sound this Sunday, June 26th.

June 25, 2016: CFAX 1070
Ride Don’t Hide cycling event set for Sunday
The Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Ride Don’t Hide event is Sunday in Victoria.

June 26, 2016: News 1130
Ride Don’t Hide aims to end mental health stigma
Hoping to end the stigma and put a human face to mental illness, tens of thousands of cyclists will take to the road for Ride Don’t Hide fundraisers across the country.

June 24, 2016: Penticton Western News
Penticton man shares his journey through mental illness
Local radio personality, Jeremy McGoran, spoke to his doctor about feeling suicidal one-year-and-a-half ago, now he shares his story to help reduce the stigma around mental health and support a local fundraising and awareness event, Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide.

June 24, 2016: Prince George Citizen
Ride Don’t Hide takes on stigmas of mental health
It’s time to get out from behind the stigma of mental health issues during Ride Don’t Hide, an awareness and fundraising event being held Sunday at the CN Centre parking lot.

June 24, 2016: Shaw TV Nanaimo
Ride Don’t Hide, Helping End the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health
Ride Don’t Hide is an annual fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association Mid-Island Branch and also helps raise awareness to end the stigma that surrounds mental health.

June 24, 2016: Global News BC
‘Ride Don’t Hide’ campaign reduces stigma for Canadians affected by mental illness
Jonny Morris from the Canadian Mental Health Association BC and rider Candice Johnson tell Global News viewers about the ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ event that’s being held this Sunday.

June 24, 2016: CBC News Sudbury
‘Ride don’t hide': Cycling event for mental health in Sudbury
Cyclists from across the country will be riding their bikes with a purpose this Sunday.

June 24, 2016: Kamloops This Week
LISTINGS: June 24 to June 29
Ride Don’t Hide at Centennial Park, family bike ride helping to break the stigma of mental illness. Guest speaker, barbecue and live music.

June 24, 2016: Niagara This Week
Niagara encouraged to ‘Ride Don’t Hide’
Thousands of Canadians are set to ride their bikes in communities across the country, including Niagara, for Canada’s largest cycling fundraiser for mental health this weekend.

June 24, 2016: Daily Hive
Canadians gear up for ‘Ride Don’t Hide’
Ride Don’t Hide is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary in Canada on Sunday, June 26.

June 24, 2016: Victoria News
Local Olympian gears up for Ride Don’t Hide
When Gillian Carleton found herself on the Olympic team as part of the women’s team pursuit squad in 2012, she wasn’t mentally prepared for how difficult it was going to be.

June 23, 2016: Sarnia Observer
Ride Don’t Hide event is Sunday in St. Clair Township
Hundreds are set to cycle in St. Clair Township Sunday as part of a push to make mental health shameless.

June 23, 2016: Kamloop This Week
Ride to quash stigma of mental illness
An annual charity bike ride in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) raised more than $1 million across the country last year and the non-profit is hoping this weekend’s event will surpass that number in its fifth year.

June 23, 2016: Global News
Ride Don’t Hide for Mental Health
Former NHL player Shawn Antoski and 5-time Canadian National Cycling Champion Mark Walters talk about their involvement in the Ride Don’t Hide community event for mental health which takes place on Sunday, June 26.

June 23, 2016: 250 News
Ride Don’t Hide Event Set for Sunday
There is still time to get the bike ready for the Ride Don’t Hide event set for Sunday in Prince George.

June 23, 2016: Times Colonist
Geoff Courtnall to lead ride, geared toward helping others
Former NHL star Geoff Courtnall still gets pats on the back for the overtime goal that kept the Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals run in 1994.

June 23, 2016: Salmon Arm Observer
Ride for mental health
Cyclists will be taking to the streets to combat stigma against mental illness on Sunday June 26.

June 22, 2016: Penticton Western News
Ride don’t hide event hits KVR trail this weekend
Penticton residents are encouraged to join thousands of Canadians for the Ride Don’t Hide fundraising cycling event on June 26.

June 21, 2016: Northern Daily News
Ride Don’t Hide this Sunday in Kirkland Lake
This Sunday cyclists in Kirkland Lake will join with about 8,000 other riders in the Ride Don’t Hide event, aimed at putting an end to the stigma around mental illness and raise $1.5 million for the Canadian Mental Health Association.

June 21, 2016: Owen Sound Sun Times
Ride Don’t Hide in Owen Sound
It is only in its third year, but the Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce’s annual Ride Don’t Hide has already played a major part in getting people talking about mental health.

June 21, 2016: CBC News Kamloops
Ride Don’t Hide from mental illness takes place this weekend
This weekend, thousands of British Columbians will take to their bikes for the annual Ride Don’t Hide event.

June 21, 2016:
Milton pedal pusher looks to break the stigma surrounding mental health
Dave Kilgannon spent a lot of time feeling like he was different from everyone else.

June 20, 2016: The Hamilton Spectator
Ride Don’t Hide helps fight mental health stigma
The symptoms of metal illness are easy to hide, at first.

June 20, 2016: The Sarnia Journal
Schools team up for one wet Ride Don’t Hide
More than 150 students from two city elementary schools joined forces to complete a wet but fun Ride Don’t Hide event on June 9.

June 20, 2016: CHCH News
Ride Don’t Hide
This Sunday you have a chance to help reduce the stigma around mental health. Thousands of people, including all three of our next guests, are taking part in “Ride Don’t Hide” in Hamilton.

June 17, 2016: Oakville Beaver
CHMA walk-in counselling expansion in Oakville aims to tackle long waits for mental health services
Brynne Wrigley has been battling anxiety and depression on and off since she was a teenager.

June 17, 2016: The Video Show Network
TVSN Daily – Ride Don’t Hide
Angela Kirkland from the Mental Health Association talks about a national event that is happening to create awareness and remove the stigma attached to mental health.

June 17, 2016: CTV News Regina
Ride Don’t Hide
An interview with CMHA Regina about Ride Don’t Hide 2016.

June 16, 2016: The Citizen
Bulletin Board June 23 to 26
Sunday, June 26 at 9 a.m. at CN Centre, 2187 Ospika Blvd., Ride Don’t Hide is Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual cycling fundraiser brings together Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life to help break the stigma and raise funds to improve Mental Health in their community.

June 14, 2016: Oak Bay News
Ride Don’t Hide from mental illness
Oak Bay will have a few high-profile cyclists putting foot to pedal in support of mental heath this month.

June 14, 2016: Lambton Shield
‘Ride Don’t Hide’ event right around the corner
Ride Don’t Hide, a charity bike ride that organizers hope will raise funds to help and support those with mental health needs, takes place on Sunday, June 26.

June 14, 2016: CFJC Today
Ride Don’t Hide
An interview with representatives from CMHA Kamloops.

June 13, 2016: Psychology Today
The Detox Diaries
Going through withdrawal is like flying through restricted airspace.

June 13, 2016: The Weather Network
Ride Don’t Hide
Join The Weather Network at Ride Don’t Hide on June 26th! Let’s help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

June 13, 2016: KenoraOnline
Ride Don’t Hide at St. Thomas Aquinas
More than 200 Kenora Catholic District School Board students gathered today for St. Thomas Aquinas’ Ride Don’t Hide event.

June 10, 2016: Shaw TV Vancouver
Ride Don’t Hide on Shaw TV
Michael Schratter talks Ride Don’t Hide 2016.

June 9, 2016: Roundhouse Radio
Interview with Jonny Morris
CMHA BC’s Jonny Morris talks mental health and Ride Don’t Hide.

June 9, 2016:
Ride Don’t Hide cycling fundraiser invites Peel residents to support mental health agency
In 2011, Brampton’s Karen Clouter was morbidly obese and weighed some 555 lbs.

June 8, 2016: Kamloops This Week
BASS: Bits and bites of the week
We’re in the walk/run/golf fundraiser season, but there’s one event that is unfortunately becoming more relevant, given recent situations in the country.

June 8, 2016: The Sachem & Glanbrook Gazette
Ride Don’t Hide to break mental illness stigma
It’s the invisible disease: While everything can seem completely normal to an outsider, mental illness can be as challenging and dangerous as any other condition.

June 7, 2016:
Ride Don’t Hide event designed to raise funds and stop the stigma surrounding mental health
A national charity ride for mental health will take place in Woodstock and Oxford County on June 26.

June 1, 2016: The Dock
Ride Don’t Hide
On Sunday June 26, 2016 we ride to support family mental health. We have planned many family-friendly activities for the day.

June 1, 2016: South Bayview Bulldog
53 Division barbecue at Eglinton and Yonge Thursday
The 53 Division Community Response Unit (CRU) Charity BBQ will be held Thursday (June 2, 2016) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Yonge Eglinton Centre on the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue West.

May 29, 2016: Soo Today
Please ride, don’t hide
On June 26, thousands will cycle in Ride Don’t Hide, benefiting the Canadian Mental Health Association.

May 29, 2016: Sault Online
Thousands of Canadians to ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ for mental health
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in Sault Ste. Marie invites the community of cyclists and non-cyclists alike to join the movement that’s sweeping the nation.

May 28, 2016: 660 News
Pedals & Pints fundraiser for Ride Don’t Hide
You can raise a pint for a good cause at a north west Calgary pub Saturday night.

May 27, 2016: Prince George Citizen
Ride puts mental health in the spotlight
Mental health is so important to be seen out in public that it is going for a bike ride all over town.

May 25, 2016: 250 News
‘Ride Don’t Hide’ from mental health
The fourth annual ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ for mental health campaign was officially launched by the Canadian Mental Health Association at Cycle World in Prince George this morning.

May 23, 2016: 250 News
Ride Don’t Hide Sets Wheels in Motion
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in PG is getting  ready for the Ride Don’t Hide  event that is set for late June.

May 18, 2016: New Westminster Record
Sharing stories with Shoppers
Shoppers Drug Mart is inviting community members to share a story of a woman they admire as part of its Ride Don’t Hide movement.

May 13, 2016: Vancouver School Board
First ever junior edition of Ride Don’t Hide takes off from Windermere Secondary
Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association to increase awareness and help break down the stigma surrounding mental health problems.

May 12, 2016: Pedal Mag
NCCH Women’s Intro to Cycling and Ride Don’t Hide – Starts May 2
The National Cycling Centre Hamilton (NCCH), one of five nationally recognized cycling centres in Canada, is offering a cycling program to help beginner and intermediate riders prepare for this year’s Ride Don’t Hide.

May 8, 2016: Castanet
Full house for fundraiser
The sold-out crowd at the Canadian Mental Health Association fundraiser at Durali Villa in Vernon Saturday evening were treated to glasses of wine, trays of appetizers, live music and a wide array of silent auction items.

May 3, 2016:
Once afraid to leave her house, Ashley Vodarek now promotes mental health
Thoughts of suicide plagued her. “I began to crash,” she recalled Tuesday, speaking publicly about her ordeal for the first time. “I couldn’t work. I was agoraphobic for months, not even wanting to open my blinds and riddled with panic from the moment I woke until I fell asleep. Then the night terrors would begin.

May 3, 2016: Windsor, ON
Windsor’s Ride Don’t Hide event aims to break the silence around mental health
For Ashley Vodarek, the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide event is a way to break the silence around mental illness. Vodarek, who helped kick off the June 26 event for Mental Health Week Tuesday, has gone through treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

May 3, 2016:
Waterloo councillor champions new cycling fundraiser for mental health
Diane Freeman feels lucky. She went to a doctor with what she thought was asthma but turned out to be anxiety. The Waterloo city councillor got the treatment she needed, and has been feeling good for years. But Freeman wonders about all those people who don’t reach out.

April 27, 2016: Regina Leader-Post
Ride Don’t Hide seeks to highlight mental illness and raise funds for programming
The event is called Ride Don’t Hide, and that’s exactly the point. It’s not just cycling to raise funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association. It’s also opening up the conversation about mental illness.

April 19, 2016: Castanet
Ride supports mental health
Mayor Andrew Jakubeit joined others at Penticton’s Unity House Tuesday for the launch of a bike ride that celebrates and supports mental health.

April 18, 2016: Global News Morning Regina
Global News Morning Regina: Ride Don’t Hide
Ride Don’t Hide is a campaign to break the stigma surrounding mental illness. Organizers for the Regina fundraiser were in studio to talk about how to get involved and support a great cause.

April 18, 2016: Castanet
Cycling for mental health
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in Penticton will kick off the campaign for Ride Don’t Hide Tuesday with a celebration and a call to cyclists and non-cyclists to join the movement that’s sweeping the nation.

April 12, 2016: Sarnia This Week
Sarnia schools riding together to support mental health
Students from Cathcart Boulevard Public School and Lakeroad Public School are planning to join forces and put their bike pedals to the proverbial metal along the Howard Watson Trail on Thursday, June 16, all in an effort to raise money for the Canadian Mental Health Association while breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness.

April 7, 2016:
Cycle in support of Peterborough’s mental health at Ride Don’t Hide event
Fundraiser for Canadian Mental Health Association’s HKPR branch set for June 26 in Peterborough. This summer, the Peterborough community is once again invited to unite in support of mental health, this time on bicycles.

April 7, 2016: The Peterborough Examiner
Ride Don’t Hide bike ride launched with June 26 event in Peterborough to benefit CMHA of Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge
Expect to see a lot of cyclists riding around Peterborough in late June. The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge branch is holding the Ride Don’t Hide for Canadian Mental Health Association on June 26.

April 5, 2016:
‘Ride Don’t Hide’ Campaign Kicks Off
The Canadian Mental Health Association of Lambton Kent has officially kicked off its Ride Don’t Hide campaign leading up to the summer event.

March/April 2016: Peterborough Sports HQ
Ride Don’t Hide—breaking the stigma of mental illness
The Ride Don’t Hide movement began in 2010 when Michael Schratter, a Vancouver teacher and newspaper columnist, embarked on a global journey to cycle 40,000 km, crossing six continents and 33 countries, while raising funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).

March 31, 2016: Nanaimo Bulletin
Program support
Jason Harrison, right, executive director of Canadian Mental Health Association Mid Island, accepts a $1,000 donation from Dr. David Fairweather, left, and Dr. Leanne Campbell, from Campbell and Fairweather Psychology Group.

March 31, 2016: CHCH
Ride Don’t Hide
Hamilton will be taking part in the “Ride don’t Hide” event this summer. The Canadian Mental Health Association has been doing the event across the country for four years but this is the first time it’s happening in Hamilton.

March 20, 2016: Vancouver Sun
Body Work: Jennifer Lawrence likes it—need we say more?
Three British Columbians are telling their stories in Vancouver, Wednesday, March 23, about finding ways to thrive despite dealing with conditions like bipolar disorder, anxiety and obsessive compulsion.

March 18, 2016: VancouverIsAwesome
The importance of ending the stigma around mental illness
Isolation… we Vancouverites know all about that, right? Over the past couple of years, our city has started a dialogue about isolation, and we’re learning how dangerous it can be. For someone with a mental health issue, it can even be deadly.

March 16, 2016: Georgia Straight
Me Too Conversations returns for discussions that break the silence around mental illness
Because it’s often stigmatized, we might be hesitant to participate in conversations on the issue of mental illness. But sometimes, the only thing that a person affected by something like anxiety or depression needs to hear are the words, “me too”.

November 7, 2015:
More young people seeking help in York Region for mental health-related issues
Mental health organizations in York Region are noticing an uptick in the number of people, especially youth, seeking treatment for a variety of issues, ranging from extreme anxiety to depression.

July 31, 2015: Vernon Morning Star
Bocce tourney popular
For the 11th year in a row, the Greater Vernon Open demonstrated to all as to why the bocce tournament is not only the largest single-day tournament in Western Canada, but the most fun as well.

July 13, 2015: Brant News
Cycling club onside with bike skills park
The Brant Cycling Club has a lot of wheels in motion.

July 3, 2015: Toronto Star
Lesser-known charity bike rides across the GTA
Endurance events and other rides benefiting paramedics, childrens’ hospitals and Ontario farmers are worth checking out.

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