A Good Hit for a Good Cause - The Mental Illness Foundation Raises $ 225,000 for Youth Mental Health at its 22nd Annual Golf Tournament

MONTREAL, June 13, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Mental Illness Foundation's 22nd Annual Golf Tournament took place this past June 11 at the Elm Ridge Golf Club in Île Bizard under the honorary chairmanship for a fifth year of François Côté, President of TELUS Québec and TELUS Health Solutions. Over 200 guests from the Montréal business community were there in support of the cause of mental illness. Their participation helped the Foundation raise $ 225,000, money that will be used to ensure the continued delivery of its youth depression awareness program, Partners for Life.

"Partners for Life is the only program of its kind in Québec, made truly exceptional by its extensive reach," explained Donald Bastien, member of the Executive Committee of the Mental Illness Foundation and Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the event. "Since the program was established in 1998, its team of facilitators has visited more than 630 schools across Quebec and helped raise over 800,000 young people's awareness of depression, the biggest risk factor associated with school dropouts and suicide. We are very pleased to have the continued support of our partners, collaborators and friends, without which we could not keep helping thousands of young people every year."

The Mental Illness Foundation wants to thank its collaborators, partners and sponsors, who helped make this event a great success.

About the Mental Illness Foundation

Founded in 1980 by Dr. Yves Lamontagne, the Mental Illness Foundation's mission is to prevent mental illness in order to reduce the suffering of afflicted people and their loved ones by mobilizing individuals and society as a whole. For more information on the Foundation, mental illness and available resources, please visit the Foundation's website at www.mentalillnessfoundation.org.

Image with caption: "On this picture, from left to right : Mr. Jacques Lalonde, Mr. Réal Bellemarre, Dr Martin Tremblay, Mr. Pierre Donaldson, Mr. Yvon Lafrenière, Mr. Donald Bastien, Mr. Jean-Luc Taschereau, Mr. François Côté et Mr. Claude Quenneville. (CNW Group/MENTAL ILLNESS FOUNDATION)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120613_C8245_PHOTO_EN_15091.jpg


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Sophie Barbeau
Communication Advisor, Mental Illness Foundation
514 529-5354, ext. 229
Cell: 514 652-3467

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