London, Ontario, May 3, 2019 - Mark Lukach will take the stage at Breakfast of Champions
to tell the story of his family's mental health journey. His bestselling memoir
My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward chronicles his wife Giulia's battle with bipolar
disorder and how he supported her through three hospitalizations with psychosis
and her suicidal depression. His keynote will highlight the challenges family caregivers
face in supporting loved ones living with a mental illness.
During the event, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex will also recognize
local individuals and organizations advancing mental wellness through its Champion
of Mental Health Awards.
Breakfast of Champions
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 7:30 to 9 a.m.
London Convention Centre
Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex (http://www.cmhamiddlesex.ca/)
The Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex provides community-based mental
health services, housing supports, outreach and education through many locations
across London, Middlesex, Strathroy, Exeter and Goderich. We promote mental wellness
through responsive and innovative services and empower individuals on their recovery
journey. The vision of CMHA Middlesex is an inclusive community with mental health
and wellbeing for all.
St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation (www.sjhcfoundation.org)
St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation gathers, grows and grants philanthropic funds
to enable St. Joseph's Health Care London to pursue excellence in care, teaching
and research. Through donor support, the foundation contributes to advances in the
delivery of patient care, specialized equipment, research initiatives and capital
funds at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkwood Institute, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term
Care, Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care and Lawson Health Research
Institute. As one of the largest charitable organizations in Southwestern Ontario,
St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation is an accredited member of Imagine Canada's
Standards Program, which recognizes the foundation's commitment to ethical fundraising
and donor accountability.