Christalee Froese guest speaker at 15th Annual CMHA Mayor’s Luncheon in Swift Current
The Canadian Mental Health Swift Current is very pleased to announce that guest speaker at the 15th Annual CMHA Mayor’s Luncheon will be ChristaleeFroese, of Montmartre, SK.
Christalee Froese is a journalist and author by the strictest definitions, but the true definition goes more like this: Mother. Writer. Creator. Seeker. The Saskatchewan-based writer has degrees in Journalism (U of R) and Political Studies (U of S) and has been the editor of weekly & daily newspapers in Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Her journalism work focuses on writing a syndicated column called ‘Rural Roots’ and examining interesting people and places for various newspapers and magazines across the country and in the USA. In 2018, Froese released her first book, Journey to Joy, published by Your Nickel's Worth Press. The heartwrenching book about Froese’s struggle with depression became her publisher’s fastest selling book within three weeks and has now sold several thousand copies. She launched The More Joy Movement in late 2018 in an effort to help those suffering with depression and anxiety.
The Luncheon will be held Wednesday, May 9th, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Event Centre, Living Sky Casino. Tickets for the event are available at Pharmasaveuntil Wednesday, May 1. Proceeds from the Luncheon are allocated, in full, to the programming for Members at the Swift Current Clubhouse.
CMHA Swift Current truly appreciates the supportive individuals and businesses who contribute to the organization so that individuals who struggle with their mental health can participate in programming and activities within a supportive environment. In 2018-19, forty-five Members participated in 100 different activities and events, and volunteered a total of 1787 times.
The impact of the service provided by CMHA Swift Current is highlighted in these statements by Members:
“The programs of CMHA have encouraged me to get through each day allowing me to look forward to learning new tools in life, food for nourishment, physical activities to support my body, and freedom to me spiritually.”
“I feel like the ‘fabric of the community’ as I am acquainted with many people and am not afraid of them knowing I have a mental illness.”
“The programs of CMHA have addressed my needs by providing a safe and supportive environment. As I have cancer at the moment, I have found security here at CMHA with all members and staff encouraging through treatments.”
“The speakers and presentations help me with life skills and coping skills when dealing with addictions. I find my confidence to face life in a healthy way.
With different programs and getting out into the community, I feel a part of it. The bowling, playing pool, going to the Lyric Theatre with the group helps me be a part of the community.”
“I like being helped and cared for in ways I like, and to be able to help and care in the community in areas I like.”