Thursday, May 10, 2018


Over the past 19 years, Coast Mental Health has celebrated 114 British Columbians who have shown courage in the face of extraordinary adversity to emerge stronger and with a deep compassion to help others.  Each year, at the Courage To Come Back Awards, we share their stories of triumph with the goal of helping others facing adversity regain the belief that, with courage, reclaiming their lives is possible. At the same time, sharing their stories brings awareness to mental health as a common thread through the human condition.

On May 10th, 2018, we will recognize five individuals who have overcome struggles in the areas mental health, addiction, medical, and physical rehabilitation, as well as a youth who have overcome multiple challenges.

The Courage To Come Back Awards is one of the largest fundraising events of its kind in Western Canada. The funds raised help Coast Mental Health ensure that people with mental illness receive the homes, education, employment and support they need to move from hopelessness and despair to leading rich, full lives and realize their potential. Coast Mental Health has been a leader in innovative community-based mental health services for more than 45 years. Each year, Coast helps over 4,000 people on the path towards recovery.

The event is chaired by Lorne Segal, O.B.C., D.Litt. (Hon.), LLD. (Hon.), President of Kingswood Properties Ltd.

To read about the 2017 event, click here






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