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WHAT IS THE "TAKE IT IN STRIDES RUN"?
Join us on a journey to remember loved ones lost to suicide and raise awareness for suicide prevention.
This is a newly organized annual charitable event – participate by running 5 km or 10 km, or walking 3km.
This event is here to support those battling with mental illness by offering a safe space
to recognize that their community is here to help.
It is also here to provide those who know someone battling, with the knowledge they need to provide help.
Prior to the in person event we will be hosting online workshops and training
in order to educate people about suicide prevention.
All donations raised for the event, will go towards the
Canadian Mental Health Association & Children's Centre Foundation.
Participants will be asked to offer encouragement, show strength, share stories
and remember those that have been lost.
WHO WE SUPPORT LOCALLY
Canadian Mental Health Association
Supporting Mental Health In Thunder Bay & The Region
Children's Centre Foundation
Supporting Health & Wellness Services For Children & Families
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR 2023
Register online for the first annual Take It In Strides Run 2023 either individually or as a team.
Don't feel like running or walking? That's ok, we need volunteers! Register online to be one of our amazing volunteers on the day of the event. Volunteer hours available for high school students.
Choose how; participate by running 5k, 10k, or walking 3k, – any movement that inspires you!
Participate in our workshops to learn more about Suicide Prevention.
Share a photo of a loved one lost to suicide to our online gallery. These will be used to create our memorial wall on the day of the event. *** ONLINE GALLER NOW CLOSED FOR 2023 ***
Complete our in-person event and remember to snap a photo once you’ve finished! Use the hashtag #TAKEITINSTRIDESRUN
Mental health is not only the avoidance of serious mental illness. Your mental health is affected by numerous factors from your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships. In this section you will find resources to help you stay mentally fit and healthy
- Understanding Suicide
- Safetalk Around Suicide
- Sharing Your Story // Grieving
- Myths About Mental Illness
- Who does it affect?
- Training // Warning Signs
LINKS - To Some Amazing Resources
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Two-Day Workshop - Learn how to: Recognize invitations for help, Reach out and offer support, Review the risk of suicide, Apply a suicide intervention model, Link people with community resources
WALK-IN COUNSELLING CLINIC
Children’s Centre Thunder Bay, in partnership with Thunder Bay Counselling, offers single-session counselling services. This service is available to children, youth, and adults of all ages, as well as to couples, parents, and families. No appointment is necessary during walk-in hours, and clients speak with professional counsellors on a first-come, first-served basis, with no fees for service.
AGENDA SEP 10,2023
9:30am - 10:30am
10:30am - 11:30pm
11:30am - 12:00pm
Stretch by Rise Fitness
12:00pm - 1:45pm
RUN START & FINISH
Main Starting Line
1:45pm - 2pm
Also For Sale
New Nike Dri-FIT
Swoosh Perforated Cap
Click here for the order form.
Note:Take It In Strides merchandise will sadly not be ready for the event day September 10th of this year but our team will happily deliver your purchase to your door when ready! Thank you for your support.
Are you in crisis?
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate assistance, go to the nearest hospital or call 9-1-1. Feeling suicidal or just need someone to talk to?
Contact The C.M.H.A Crisis Response Services