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CurePSP is the leading source of information and support for patients and their families, other caregivers, researchers and healthcare professionals on prime of life neurodegeneration including PSP, CBD and related diseases. For more information, materials and support, please visit www.psp.org.
SHARE is a nationwide community that brings support, information and the benefit of experience to women diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancers and their caregivers. All of our services are free of charge and include helplines, support groups, and educational programs and webinars. Visit us at www.sharecancersupport.org
The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support is a center of learning for undergraduates, graduates and professionals. The latest reports show that 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys have autism. As a result of these growing numbers, the need for well-trained therapists, teachers, healthcare providers, policy makers and advocates is crucial.
Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing support to
children and families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). Claire’s Place Foundation is named in
honor of Claire Wineland who lived with CF her entire life and passed away at the age of
21. Claire was an activist, author, TEDx Speaker, social media star and received numerous
awards. Claire’s foundation was a way for her to assure that others living with CF enjoyed the
same hope, strength and joy that she enjoyed. Recipient of Los Angeles Business Journal’s
“Small Nonprofit of the Year,” the foundation provides grants to families affected by CF,
offering both emotional and financial support. Today, Claire’s Place Foundation continues to
carry on Claire’s legacy. For more information visit www.clairesplacefoundation.org
The Defeat Depression Campaign provides hope and reduces stigma for people who are affected by depression and other mood disorders.
Across Canada, mental health organizations, community groups, caring companies and concerned volunteers are planning walks, runs, rides and other physical and social activities to raise awareness and funds for mental health initiatives.
On September 2, 2005 we received a phone call saying in essence, our daughter Cammy‘s heart was not beating, and she was on her way to Erlanger hospital by way of ambulance. While we huddled with close friends and family in prayer, we were given the devastating news that she was gone.
How does something like this happen to a vibrant 26 year old young woman? How do you reconcile just two days prior taking a long walk with someone who expressed her dreams for the future who appeared healthy and happy. Well, I can only state that eating disorders are deadly.
She suffered from all three of the eating disorders (defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders #4). She had binge eating disorder in high school, where she ate in excess in private. During her freshmen year in college she turned to bulimia to rid herself of her excess high school weight. She could eat large amounts of food and then purge by way of vomiting. She was also pairing her bulimia with anorexia which can often be the case. This behavior took its toll when in her junior year of college she went into cardiac arrest, and we almost lost her for the first time. We learned when you purge you rid yourself of essential electrolytes that control the beating of the heart and thus causing it to shut down.
We sent her for treatment to Arizona to save her life, and to hopefully help her overcome her E.D. When she left after almost three months we thought she had it beaten. Unfortunately, there were additional life threatening instances that followed. Eating Disorders seemed to control her in such a way that nothing seemed to help. After many years of therapy and finding the true love of her life we thought she was finally on the road to recovery. This proved not to be the case. We are not sure to this day what exactly caused her final cardiac failure, but for sure it was a result of her eating disorders.
To honor her memory Ashley Yates (her closest friend) and I (Jan Robinson, Cammy’s Mother) founded the Mary Cameron Robinson (MCR) Foundation for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. It would have been so helpful to me had there been a source like this when Cammy was struggling. There is so much to learn about this disease and the earlier it is treated the better the chance of survival. Denying it will not cause it to go away. We must educate ourselves to be aware of the behaviors and to intervene as soon as possible. This is absolutely crucial. Cammy would be so proud to know her death was not in vain and she lives on with this foundation.
MCR’S Mission Statement
The mission of the MCR Foundation is to provide resources for people who are affected by eating disorders in the Greater Chattanooga Tri-State area. The Foundation is committed to a holistic approach encompassing physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well being.
MCR will do this by:
• Providing education and multi-media resources
• Promoting awareness and developing prevention strategies
• Providing support systems
• Conducting research for community needs
• Promoting a healthy lifestyle and a appropriate self image
• Serve as a resource for referrals for counseling and treatment
The MCR Foundation will be a comprehensive non-profit center in the Chattanooga Tri-State area for education concerning prevention early diagnosis and treatment of individuals and families affected by eating disorders, focusing on healing the mind, body, and spirit.
We are here to support to anyone who identifies as a man who has experienced emotional, physical or sexual trauma in childhood or as an adult.
When you survive a trauma or childhood abuse it can affect every aspect of your life; work, relationships and your health. Many men carry on in silence but there is help here for you. For over 10 years we have been working with men who have experienced trauma and we are here to listen to you. Call to make an appointment 250.381.6367 or email (info @t menstrauma dot com)
The Vancouver Island Men’s Trauma Counseling Society (Men’s Trauma Centre) was formed in September, 2003 in response to the closing of the Victoria branch of the BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BCSMSSA). The Men’s Trauma Centre provides support and/or counseling services to over two hundred men and their family members each year. The Men’s Trauma Centre is becoming increasingly busy and we now run a wide range of therapy programs, educational outreach and an advocacy service, as well as providing vital support during the criminal justice process from initial reporting through to trial.
Why We Exist
While the majority of sexual abuse is by males on females, anyone can be a victim of sexual trauma. Research suggests that between 20% and 30% of all male children are sexually abused before the age of eighteen. Many of the boys who suffer trauma grow up to be men whose lives are seriously impacted by their early childhood experiences. These men suffer from anxiety and depression, are haunted by flashbacks and nightmares, have trouble finding or keeping jobs, have problems maintaining intimate relationships and much more. To compound the difficulty they also experience the social stigma and the guilt and shame associated with victim-hood that is often significantly stronger for males.
Despite the media stories of male survivors of abuse that have come out over the past few years, many people remain unable or unwilling to respond to this problem and the long term damage it creates both individually and at societal level. We believe it is vital, both to the individual and to society as a whole, to address the issues and concerns of male survivors. Prevention, education, treatment and support are the means.
Nechi Institute has been a leader in addictions treatment, research, and training for over 40 years. Indigenous people have been diversely affected by colonization which is observable through the abuse and trauma that affects our Indigenous communities. Our courses were developed by and for Indigenous people in response to an overwhelming need to provide culturally appropriate addictions training for treatment.
No family is ever prepared to hear the four worst words: Your child has cancer. Friends of Karen, New York-based and serving families in the NY-TriState area since 1978, is a non-profit with a vision that every child with a life-threatening illness, and his or her family, will have all that they need to keep them stable, functioning and able to cope. Providing financial assistance, illness education and supportive counseling, among other services, our staff of experienced social workers, child life specialists and expressive arts therapists guide families from their child’s diagnosis through treatment, at no cost, so they have more time for what's most important: each other.
Carers Canada (formally known as Canadian Caregiver Coalition), established in 2000, is an alliance of diverse partner organizations that work collectively, and autonomously, to identify and respond to the needs of carers in Canada. Carers Canada’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for carers through synergistic partnerships and global advocacy that strengthens and honors the voice of carers.