Today I received a copy of an email Steve Cosentino that he sent out to his supporters to request for donations and participation in this years No Surrender Hockey Challenge and I just had to share it with you all.
It's extremely well written and inspiring. The video is amazing. Check it out:
As many of you may know I have a personal interest in educating others about mental illness and advocating for persons with mental illness. This comes as a consequence of my learnings regarding the insidious nature of the illness as to how it directly impacts, not only on the afflicted person, but also impacts directly the friends and families of those loved ones.
So, to that end I will be playing in the NO SURRENDER HOCKEY CHALLENGE which will be held at Durham College this weekend in support of The Canadian Mental Health Association. If the fight against mental illness and the stigma associated with it is something that you would like to take on you don't have to lace on a pair of skates, but what you can do is visit https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/4830 where you can make a donation and in so doing please mention that it is in honour of the NO SURRENDER HOCKEY TOURNAMENT.
As well, please enjoy the attached video link to an inspiring grass roots Newfoundland song production which sends a message to their provincial government, and which, in the final analysis is directed to all of us, because we can change our mental health system and the low regard that government has for it in terms of placing resources, and we do that by first changing our own attitudes towards mental illness. So, have a great day, and remember, we can make change, and we must........NEVER SURRENDER!