Epilepsy Durham Region thought there was no better way to introduce our new initiative 'Be a Kid for a Kid' to our community than to do so with artwork created by a local student. We hosted an art conest in which all students were asked to draw what it meant to them to be a kid. We are happy to announce the winner of the 'Be a Kid for a Kid' Art Contest is Claire, a Grade 2 student at Chris Hadfield Public School. We would like to thank Claire for her hard work and for creating a piece of art that reflects the kindness and encouragement that 'Be a Kid for a Kid' stands for.
Today is #BellLetsTalk day. Did you know:
- 1 in 4 people with Epilepsy have depression
- Although common, mental health issues in people with Epilepsy are not always diagnosed OR treated
- Improving mental health issues may also improve seizures; improving seizures may also improve mental health
- People with Epilepsy have 5 times a greater risk for completed suicide
Help us to break the cycle - help us to talk about the link between Epilepsy and depression. Please remember that Epilepsy Durham Region is always here for you to talk. Please see the links below for a resource that may help you today:
CMHA Ontario Division
http://www.ontario.cmha.ca/ | 416 977 5580 |
National Epilepsy Awareness Month, March 2016, provides a platform to raise awareness one voice at a time and our 2016 campaign puts the spotlight on the children affected with this disease. Epilepsy Durham Region's campaign, 'Be a Kid for a Kid' provides a conduit for people to reprioritize and take a moment to help a child in their community, working together as a team towards one common goal – changing the life of a child with Epilepsy.
HOW IT WORKS:
- Companies will choose their favourite childhood games to relive alongside colleagues – hopscotch, board games, or even musical chairs; the options are limitless
- Challenge co-workers
- Raise awareness about Epilepsy
- Pledge to HAVE FUN