Last year's Run raised $192,000 to support the Mental Health Mission of the McGill University Health Centre at the Montreal General Hospital!
This year, we would like to raise even more to support two key initiatives:
The Transitional Day Program is an interdisciplinary program for people living with mental illnesses. Through group and individual activities for people presenting a variety of diagnoses or levels of functioning, this program's approach is centered emergency intervention in crisis situations. The goal of this program is to improve each person's ability to live with their mental illnesses by developing effective coping strategies in order to gain greater control over their situation. This approach takes into account a person's usual coping strategies, the reasons why these strategies are not working at the time of the crisis and helps each person develop new ones. This program helps avoid or reduce hospitalizations and allows people to remain in the community.
Visual Arts Workshops by Les Impatients encourage artistic expression mainly through drawing, painting and collage. Les Impatients' mission is to help people living with mental illnesses through artistic expression. For people with mental illnesses, these workshops encourage self-expression through creation, increase self-esteem, lead to a sense of belonging to a group, break isolation, improve overall health and reduce hospitalizations.