Peace of minds walk hamilton

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Welcome to Peace of Minds Walk in Hamilton

We invite you to walk with us on Sunday, October 20, 2019 for the Peace of Minds Walk in Hamilton.

Across five communities in Ontario, families, friends and supporters of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) will come together to raise funds and awareness to make a difference in the lives of those impacted by schizophrenia and psychosis. This is a free event for all. Join us to help raise funds and spread the message of HOPE to more than 140,000 people in Ontario living with schizophrenia, and so many of their friends, families, and loved ones. 

Join us for a 3 km walk within the park. Return for free refreshments.

Event Agenda:
  • Registration - 12:30 pm
  • Enjoy live music from Hammer City Samba Band - 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Speakers and walk begins - 1:00 pm
    • Dr. Suzanne Archie, MD, FRCPC, Clinical Director, Cleghorn Early Intervention in Psychosis Program, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
    • Liz Malcolmson, Lived experience speaker
  • Location - Bayfront Park - 200 Harbour Front Drive

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Born and raised in the Hamilton area, Liz began having hallucinations in high school. Liz managed to hide her mental illness and was only diagnosed after university. “I was afraid to get help because of the stigma attached to mental illnesses. I was lucky to manage getting into a program that deals specifically with schizophrenia and my journey to recovery began. I had a lot of bumps in the road throughout my recovery journey, but with the love and support of family and friends, I am now sharing my story and working as a Personal Support Worker."
 
Liz is a passionate advocate who often speaks to high school and post-secondary students about the importance of open dialogue, inclusion and speaks out against some of the discrimination people living with  mental illness can sometimes face. Additionally, Liz is a Peer Leader in a community program where she helps others with schizophrenia on their journey towards recovery, sharing wisdom from my own journey to bring hope and support to others.

Contact us at events@schizophrenia.on.ca or 1 (800) 449-6367 for more information.
 
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Thank you to our local sponsor!

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