Thursday, May 10, 2018
For the past 19 years we have celebrated 114 British Columbians who have shown courage in the face of extraordinary adversity in their lives to then emerge stronger and with a deep understanding and 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 who face adversity in their own lives regain the belief that reclaiming their lives is possible. Sharing the recipients’ stories also brings awareness to mental health as a common thread through so much of the human condition.
On May 10th, 2018 Coast Mental Health will recognize 5 individuals who have overcome their struggles in the areas mental health, addiction, medical, physical rehabilitation and a youth category that encompasses all the others. Through sharing these individuals’ stories, we keep mental health in mainstream conversation, and remind everyone that overcoming extraordinary adversity is possible.
The Courage To Come Back Awards is one of the largest fundraising events of its kind in Western Canada. The funds raised help 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 full potential. Funds raised go directly to support Coast Mental Health who has been on the front line of recovery services for people living with severe mental illness for over 45 years. Coast helps over 4000 people a year on their own individual paths to recovery.
The event is chaired by Lorne R. Segal, O.B.C., D.Litt. (Hon.), President of Kingswood Properties Ltd.
To read about the 2017 event, click here
Coast Mental Health is grateful to the outstanding leadership of Lorne Segal and the overwhelming support of donors, partners and sponsors. We look forward to welcoming you to Coast Mental Health's 20th annual Courage To Come Back Awards presented by Wheaton Precious Metals.
Lorne Segal, O.B.C., D.LITT.(Hon.), Chair – The Courage To Come Back Awards, President – Kingswood Properties: “Extraordinary things can be achieved by ordinary people.”
Congratulations to the 2017 Recipients!