Bestselling author Mark Lukach to share family’s heart-wrenching mental health journey

London, Ontario – Mark Lukach will take the stage at Breakfast of Champions to tell the story of his family’s mental health journey. His bestselling memoir My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward chronicles his wife Giulia’s battle with bipolar disorder and how he supported her through three hospitalizations with psychosis and her suicidal depression. His keynote will highlight the challenges family caregivers face in supporting loved ones living with a mental illness.

During the event, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex will also recognize local individuals and organizations advancing mental wellness through its Champion of Mental Health Awards.

Breakfast of Champions

Time: Tuesday, May 7, 2018 from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Place: London Convention Centre

Note: Media are invited to film the presentation and interview Mark Lukach after the event concludes.

For more information

Matthew Overall
Marketing and Communications Officer
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation
519 646-6100 ext. 65233
Kate Clarysse
Communications Coordinator
Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex
519 668-0624 ext. 427

Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex

The Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex provides community-based mental health services, housing supports, outreach and education through many locations across London, Middlesex, Strathroy, Exeter and Goderich. We promote mental wellness through responsive and innovative services and empower individuals on their recovery journey. The vision of CMHA Middlesex is an inclusive community with mental health and wellbeing for all.

St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation

St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation gathers, grows and grants philanthropic funds to enable St. Joseph’s Health Care London to pursue excellence in care, teaching and research. Through donor support, the foundation contributes to advances in the delivery of patient care, specialized equipment, research initiatives and capital funds at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood Institute, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care and Lawson Health Research Institute.

As one of the largest charitable organizations in Southwestern Ontario, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation is an accredited member of Imagine Canada’s Standards Program, which recognizes the foundation’s commitment to ethical fundraising and donor accountability.

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