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Living With Mental Illness & Addiction Takes Courage

by NationTalk on April 17, 20071132 Views

CAMH Foundation Announces 2007 Recipients of the 15th Annual Courage to Come Back Awards

TORONTO, April 17 – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation is proud to announce the 2007 recipients of the 15th Annual Courage to Come Back Awards presented by RBC Capital Markets.

These six extraordinary people who have overcome mental illness and/or addiction and now use their experience to help others will be honoured for their courage at a gala awards dinner hosted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation. The Courage to Come Back Awards Dinner takes place Thursday, May 3rd at the Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre. <>

The Courage to Come Back Awards is an annual public awareness and fundraising campaign first launched in 1993. The awards recognize the achievements of people across Ontario who have shown courage and determination in the face of mental illness and addiction. The recipients have achieved personal victories, and now serve as models of hope and inspiration for others facing similar circumstances.

CAMH is a specialized teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is the largest mental health and addiction facility in Canada. CAMH is also a Pan American Health Organization and a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

For further information: The award recipients are available for interview during the week leading up to the Courage to Come Back Awards. To arrange an interview, or to attend the Courage to Come Back Awards and Dinner, please contact Jean Geary, (416) 535-8501, ext. 4395

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