START SPREADING THE NEWS
START SPREADING THE NEWS!
It was been a busy summer in every way! With the new Faces Campaign with CAMIMH (www.camimh.ca), I had the privilege of being invited to speak at six different venues. This adventure began in mid-July, in Toronto, where the five Faces were introduced by TSN Host and mental health advocate, Michael Landsberg, (sicknotweak.ca). What an honour it was. That week consisted of a press conference, as well as interviews, photo shoots, and creating Public Service Announcement which will be released shortly. From that day forward, I was interviewed by the Huffington Post Canada, CBC Radio Toronto, 1310 Ottawa, Daytime Ottawa, Vancouver's #1 radio station (returning on October 1st), and CFRA with the Rabbi Bulka (will be returning).
The message I share not only educates, it inspires each of us to find a strength within, to find healing and foster compassion and acceptance for one another. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. One interview at a time, one book at a time, we are changing the way we perceived mental illness. It is not a death sentence. It is a chance to better and strengthen our lives and, in turn, make a difference in the lives of others.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 - MASQUERADE BALL WITH THE GOVERNOR GENERAL - a glorious night of sharing stories and fighting the stigma of mental health. It is time to take our masks off and bring forth acceptance and compassion for sufferers everywhere.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 - CARLINGWOOD COLES - book signing at this wonderful store located in Carlingwood Shopping Centre. I will be signing books from 11-2 pm. Come on out!
SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 - CHAPTERS SOUTH KEYS - a book signing in the South Keys Mall from 11-3 pm. I will continue to spread my message with the signing of a pen! Come on out!
OCTOBER 1-7, 2017 - MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK - the five Faces of Mental Illness will be busy spreading their messages of hope and healing. On October 3rd, we will be making a Parliamentary visit to speak with MPs and Senators in hopes of increasing government funding to mental health services, balancing both physical and mental health. After all, mental is physical.
"Body or brain, pain is pain."
OCTOBER 19, 2017 - UPSTREAM GALA - I will be the keynote speaker at the Shaw Centre for the 2017 Upstream Gala.
NOVEMBER 11, 2017 - OCD FOUNDATION CONFERENCE - I will be speaking by Skype at a conference in Quebec City.
JANUARY - BELL LET'S TALK DAY - the five Canadian Ambassadors will join Clara Hughes, Michael Landsberg, and Howie Mandel in spreading a message of hope to sufferers and their loved ones. We are never alone, and a campaign like this proves it. Donate, reach out and make a difference in the lives of others. (letstalk.bell.ca)
NOTE: Presentations are now being booked at elementary schools, high schools, organizations/institutions, and also with parents and staffs. Workshops are also being booked. Signings will continue, as will speaking engagements and events throughout the year.
Please click "Contact Chris" above if you are interested in a visit. Thank you.
MANY HELPING HANDS
OTHER ORGANIZATIONS REACHING OUT TO SUFFERERS
AND THEIR LOVED ONES