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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
Established in 1980, Access Living is a change agent committed to fostering an inclusive society that enables Chicagoans with disabilities to live fully–engaged and self–directed lives. Nationally recognized as a leading force in the disability advocacy community, Access Living challenges stereotypes, protects civil rights and champions social reform. Their staff and volunteers combine knowledge and personal experience to deliver programs and services that equip people with disabilities to advocate for themselves. Access Living is at the forefront of the disability rights movement, removing barriers so people with disabilities can live the future they envision.
Erika’s Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression is a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness about teen depression in middle school and high school communities at no cost to schools. Erika’s Lighthouse works to eliminate the stigma surrounding depression and empower young people to take ownership of their mental health. Core programs include the video-based, teacher-led depression awareness classroom programs—The Erika’s Lighthouse Program: Depression and Suicide Awareness for High School Students and The Erika’s Lighthouse Program: Depression Awareness for Middle School Students. Erika’s Lighthouse also provides countless other web-based resources. To learn more, visit erikaslighthouse.org.
Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) was launched in 2001 to provide people with mood disorders, their families and caregivers a strong, cohesive voice at the national level on issues relating to mental health and mental illness. We have conducted extensive research on depression, bipolar disorder and other associated mood disorders, with the aim to improve access to treatment, inform research, shape program development and government policy to improve the quality of life for people affected by mood disorders.
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The mission Cure SMA Canada Society is:
To fund the best possible Canadian research in search of a treatment or cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
To support Canadian families and individuals affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy in every province and territory.
To work closely with CURE SMA (USA) and the Scientific Advisory Board in our selection of recipients of research and trial grant monies.
To offer and supply information to any Canadian requesting it.
To support Canadian families and individuals affected by SMA as newly diagnosed, during the affected person’s lifetime and the family after an affected person passes.
To offer support for activities that bring families and individuals together mutually benefitting all that are involved. (example: the annual SMA conference, SMA Family Camp, Parent’s retreat)
To support individuals with their fundraising activities benefitting Cure SMA Canada.
To supply members with newsletters for the purpose of information, connecting and communication.
To connect families to each other through various methods including our website, social media, through our national office, our newsletter and group activities.
To help families realize they are not alone with the diagnoses of SMA. That Cure SMA Canada is here for them and will support them in any capacity we can. We understand, because we too are affected by SMA or are parents of children born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
This Is My Brave, Inc. is a national 501c3 organization that provides a platform for individuals to share their true, personal stories of living successful, full lives despite mental illness through poetry, essay, original music and comedy on stage in front of a live audience to end the stigma. We also share stories submitted to us via our blog, and all our shows are professionally videotaped and uploaded to our YouTube channel.
Through the sharing of stories and experiences of those in recovery, we provide a sense of community and hope; and encourage others to share their stories. We believe that each time one of us shares our story, there’s another crack helping to break down the stigma surrounding mental illness. We believe in the power of community. There’s strength found in people coming together to propel a movement forward which is why we created our organization. One day we hope to live in a world where we won't have to call it brave for talking openly about mental illness; we'll simply call it talking.
The Eating Disorders Information Network (EDIN) is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to education, awareness, and early intervention to prevent eating disorders. On the education front, EDIN partners with schools and community organizations in the Greater Atlanta area, collaborating with eating disorder experts to create tailor-made presentations for students in elementary through college, parents, educators and professionals in a variety of fields. EDIN's presentations and resources not only address topics such as early identification and intervention, but the organization also seeks to promote body positivity and often facilitates presentations related to developing a healthy relationship with food and one's body. EDIN has also partnered with Emory's Rollins School of Public Health to develop curriculum for elementary, middle and high school students focusing on the prevention of eating disorders by bolstering protective factors. To promote awareness, EDIN organizes events around the community, including Love Your Body Month, Merrick’s Walk, Scrap Your Scale, and Celebrity Dance Challenge. Finally, EDIN takes steps to promote early intervention by training those who are on the "front lines" such as teachers, coaches and medical professionals to identify the signs and to know how to respond. When individuals do develop distorted body image or disordered eating, EDIN partners with numerous eating disorder organizations to help connect individuals and families to the help that they need. The professionals who partner with EDIN are equipped to help individuals in all walks of life and all areas of Atlanta to fully recover from eating disorders. For more information: www.myedin.org
CADDAC is a national, not-for-profit, organization providing leadership and support in awareness, education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada. From a day to day perspective this means CADDAC organizes, builds and presents up-to-date scientifically based, educational programs; actively advocates to government and institutional decision makers for changes that will benefit those with ADHD, their families and care providers; provides one on one support and information to parents and adults with ADHD; provides networking between ADHD groups across Canada, and strives to increase the awareness and understanding of ADHD on all levels.
For more information contact us at:
Address - 7800 Kennedy Road, Suite 303A Markham ON L3R 2C7
Phone: (416) 637-8584
Parenting Safe Children empowers adults to keep children safe from sexual abuse. We educate parents and professionals through the Parenting Safe Children Workshop (online and in- person), where participants learn what makes children vulnerable to sexual abuse; how to talk with schools, sports programs, day care and places of faith about child safety; and what body- safety rules to teach children.
Feather Berkower, LCSW, has been a leader in child sexual abuse prevention since 1985. Using a community-based approach, she has trained over 150,000 school children, parents, and professionals. Feather makes a difficult topic less scary, and consistently impresses audiences with her knowledge, commitment, and warmth. Feather is also the co-author of Off Limits, a parenting book with easy-to-follow guidelines for making children, homes, and communities off limits to child sexual abusers.
The Self-Injury and Recovery Research and Resources(SIRRR) is part of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery and summarizes our work, and provides links and resources to self injury information. Our work is intended to generate new research and insight into self-injury. We also aim to translate the growing body of knowledge about self-injury into resources and tools useful for
those seeking to better understand, treat, and prevent it.