The support, creative thinking and hard work of a number of people made the development of this guide possible. It was produced
jointly by the following program partners: the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Canadian Mental Health Association, (Ontario Division), and the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario.
From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:
Barbara Steep, Project Manager
Andrea Stevens Lavigne
From the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division:
From the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario:
In each of the three communities that took part in the program, a number of organizations and individuals worked together
to bring the program to life. Their enthusiasm and energy contributed to the program's positive impact on all those who participated.
We have acknowledged them here in the manner they requested.
From North Bay:
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA, Nipissing Regional Branch)
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, Depressive and Manic Depressive Support of North Bay
Claude Ranger Mental Health Clinic, Outpatient Clinic of North Bay Psychiatric Hospital
Nipissing Community Housing Initiatives, Flex Support Program
North Bay and District Adult Community Mental Health, Case Management Program
Consumers/Survivors of North Bay
St. Joseph's -- Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School
Chippewa Secondary School
Sandra Schentag, Mood Disorders Association of Kingston
Bill McKeough, Canadian Mental Health Association, Kingston Branch
Marianne Peterson, Family Resource Centre
Doug, Claudine, Eleanor, Grace, Andrea, Ann, Mary, Christina and Jennifer
Janice Duda-Kosar and Karen Ward, Canadian Mental Health Association -- Hamilton Branch
Mark Davies, Mental Health Rights Coalition
Gale Melligan, Hamilton Chapter, Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
Brian Leckie, Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital, Education Services
A number of people from the participating communities also gave generously of their time and expertise to review drafts of
this document. We wish to acknowledge their invaluable comments and insights.