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SafeTALK workshop held by #GetInTouchForHutch group

A group of area residents met in the St. John Catholic School gymnasium at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb. 28, to learn how to identify those at risk for suicide. Laura McShane and Wren Diniz, with Canadian Mental Health, did the workshop together. McShane does the SafeTALK workshops, and Diniz works with young people around mental health issues, and suicide

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Battle for Mental Health Fought for Second Year

DURHAM – The memories of Walkerton’s Wes Cameron and Arthur’s Steve Hutchison were honoured Sunday in the second annual Battle for Mental Health. The fundraiser, for Wes For Youth Online and #GetInTouchForHutch, featured an exhibition hockey game between friends of the two teenagers who both took their own lives at a young age. Wes was only 16 when he died in Sept.

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Myrna Hutchison Recognized as Arthur’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year

ARTHUR – Myrna Hutchison says a recent personal accolade is confirmation  of the local support her family and friends have received in their efforts to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. “We feel we’ve got Arthur and the surrounding community behind us,” Hutchison said one day after being named Arthur’s Outstanding Citizen on Nov. 6. “People are stepping up and

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Pettapiece Recognizes #GetInTouchForHutch Race

(Queen’s Park) – Today, during a private member’s statement in the Ontario legislature, Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece recognized the second annual #GetInTouchForHutch race. Pettapiece highlighted the strength and hard work of the Hutchison family, who have made a mission of removing the stigma that is attached to mental illness. He also celebrated the Arthur community, which has come together to

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MPP Randy Pettapiece Recognizes #GetInTouchForHutch efforts in the Ontario Legislature

(Queen’s Park) – Today, during a private member’s statement in the Ontario legislature, Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece recognized the second annual #GetInTouchForHutch race. Pettapiece highlighted the strength and hard work of the Hutchison family, who have made a mission of removing the stigma that is attached to mental illness. He also celebrated the Arthur community, which has come together to

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2nd Annual Charity Race a Success

ARTHUR – Myrna Hutchison is very please with preliminary figures indicating the #GetInTouchForHutch event last weekend raised about $50,000 for mental health initiatives. But she also hopes the second annual 1km/5km walk and run and lacrosse game helped meet the event’s main objective: ending the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Hutchison is certain it was that stigma that prevented her

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Group Aims to Take the Stigma out of Suicide

With good grades, mounds of athletic talent and one of those picture-worthy smiles, the world seemed to be at Steve Hutchison’s finger tips. That’s why his suicide in February came as such a shock. In the four months since his death, the pain hasn’t gotten any easier for Myrna Hutchison, Steve’s mom.  “People often mention how strong we are coming

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