TORONTO, May 3, 2017 - For Lisa Hudson, dialogue is not only essential to helping break-down
stigma, and to bringing people together around the importance of mental health,
it is also the key to getting more people the reach out for the help that they
think that talking about mental health helps people realize that this is
something we all encounter,” she says.
should not be hidden and whispered about behind closed doors.
need to end the stigma and promote dialogue, and make sure that everyone who
needs it has access to the very best mental health resources out there.”
is why, as a member of the National Committee helping to drive CAMH’s new Difference Makers – 150 Leading Canadians for Mental
Health initiative, she
is most excited to see the stories of everyday Canadians celebrated.
“The nominations that inspire
and move me the most are the people who don't even realize that what they are doing
– regardless of how small – really makes a difference in people's lives.”
“I know lots of people who are
making contributions ever day to mental health,” says Lisa, who alongside her
husband Mike Hudson, former NHL star and business owner, is well-known for her
philanthropic work in the health sector.
“Not only the doctors, researchers and philanthropists,
but more importantly, those who just go about their everyday lives and
contribute without even really knowing it. In my eyes, these are the people who
really deserve to be recognized and commended for what they do,” she says.
CAMH Difference Makers – 150 Leading
Canadians for Mental Health is a national initiative to nominate and
celebrate Canadians helping to change the course of mental health. Nominations
can be entered at www.camhdifferencemakers.ca
from now until July 1st. Canadians are invited to nominate anyone
they feel is making a difference in the mental health space, in any capacity,
local or national.
Do you know a Difference Maker? Join
Lisa in helping to tell the stories of people positively impacting mental health
by nominating and celebrating someone in your life. Visit www.camhdifferencemakers.ca and click “Start Your Nomination” today!