THE GREAT STAIR CLIMB EVENT 2018 - 3rd Annual Climb
May
4
to May 5

THE GREAT STAIR CLIMB EVENT 2018 - 3rd Annual Climb

Mental Rescue Society is proud to announce their 3rd annual Great Stair Climb Event. Presented by Global, this event will surely top the last! Participants will challenge themselves mentally and physically by climbing stairs in support of Mental Health. Some will climb for as long as they can, while others may go the distance and complete the full 24 hours. The event is to support Momentum, a walk-in counselling clinic which provides a pay-what-you can fee structure. It's a valuable service that needs our support, and we hope you can join us! 

Lets take this challenge "ONE STEP AT A TIME," much like how those living with mental illness cope "ONE DAY AT A TIME."

This event was created to help build a community of people that supports, encourages, and motivates those dealing with mental and physical struggles. We are all touched by someone in our lives that has gone down or is going down the road of darkness. These stairs represent the pain, loneliness, fear, that embodies these mental illnesses. We want to show that with proper treatments, preparations and supports, no stair is to tough to climb. Together we can make a difference in someones life!

CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO PURCHASE TICKETS!

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The Great Stair Climb 2017
May
4
to May 5

The Great Stair Climb 2017

On May 4, 2017, The Mental Rescue Society will be hosting the The 2nd Annual Great Stair Climb. This 24 hour event will help raise awareness for mental health. We're taking this challenge on "one step at a time," much like how those living with mental illness cope "one day at a time."

This event was created to help build a community of people that supports, encourages, and motivates those dealing with mental and physical struggles. We are all touched by someone in our lives that has gone down or is going down the road of darkness. These stairs represent the pain, loneliness, fear, that embodies these mental illnesses. We want to show that with proper treatments, preparations and supports, no stair is to tough to climb. Together we can make a difference in someones life,

We are raising funds for a local non profit counselling service called Momentum. A mental health triage center, helping individuals who cannot pay for or wait for aid through the traditional health care system. They are a walk-in agency providing support and guidance to people in need of counselling services. Momentum is staffed by a team of volunteer, Registered Health Professionals who collaborate to provide clients Single Session Therapy solutions. 

We encourage everyone to come out and support Momentum during this intense 24 hour event. If you feel up to it, join in on the workout by registering today and climb the stairs solo or as a team. A minimum donation will be required to take part in the event. Information about the donations can be found below.


Teams
Teams will be encouraged to participate for the full 24 hours. One member of your team will need to be on the stairs at all times. Work as a group to support those who are climbing and trade off based on time or stairs climbed. It will be up to you and your team to decide who goes when and for how long. Any team not able to commit to the full 24 hours will still be entered for our door prizes and give aways. Teams will consist of 2-24 participants.
How many steps will your team complete?

 

Solos
Any Soloist challenging themselves to the full 24 hour climb, please come early to register and warm up as you are in for an epic journey. Mental Rescue Co-founders Rob and Paul will be climbing along side you to help support and encourage. For those looking for a more timely challenge, join us at your convenience throughout the event hours and take part in the climb. You can set a goal of 1000 stairs or maybe come out for an hour and sweat.  Setting goals is part of the fun, achieving them is what really excites the brain and makes us feel whole. 


Donations

$5 donation - Participation in event and receive green Mental Rescue Armband to show your support.

$10 donation - Participation, Green Armband, Chance to win some awesome Door Prizes.

$20 donation - Participation, Green Armband, Door Prize Ticket, Mental Rescue Society T-Shirt

Please note all other donation amounts are welcome. Please bring your donations to the event and provide upon completing your registration at the designated table.
 

 

THIS EVENT COULD NOT HAPPEN IF IT WEREN'T FOR SOME OF OUR INCREDIBLE SPONSORS AND CONTRIBUTORS.

Global News Edmonton
Blitz Conditioning
Hammer Nutrition
Hudsons Canadian Pub
Rocky's Battery
Keen Creative
True Link Safety
Bauer Solutions Ltd.
I.D. Apparel
Arctic Chiller
Mr. Lube
M&M Food Market
MBS Insurance
Ruby Thursday Collective (photos)

MORE INFORMATION ON MOMENTUM WALK-IN COUNSELLING CAN BE FOUND ON THEIR WEBSITE AT:
HTTP://WWW.MOMENTUMCOUNSELLING.ORG/
 

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Mental Rescue Bike Tour 2016
Oct
1
7:30 AM07:30

Mental Rescue Bike Tour 2016

Maintaining a positive mental health can be difficult for so many people in society today. Stress, Anxiety, Depression are all causes that limit how we manage our mental health. Setting small goals is one way that we can improve our physical, social, and emotional well-being.

The Mental Rescue Bike Tour does just that. We put together a 50km & 100km out and back bike ride through the scenic country side. This Ride is for all riding levels no matter your ability or strengths. We are encouraging participants to join us and achieve what they may have thought as not possible. Sign up for the 50km or challenge yourself with the 100km distance. Show support for other riders as we build the goals and together crush them!

Support through resources in our community is essential. Mental Rescue Society will be donating proceeds collected from the Bike tour to Momentum Walk-in Counselling. Momentum is a mental health triage centre, helping individuals who cannot pay for or wait for aid through the traditional health care system. They are a non profit, walk-in agency providing support and guidance to people in need of counselling services.

A minimum donation of $100 is required to register for this event. A pledge sheet can be downloaded and printed off by clicking the link below. More sheets can be used if one is not enough. Gain support from your friends and family!

Printable Pledge Sheet

Prizes will be given to those with the largest amounts collected, with the grand prize being a NEW bike.

Join us in this annual Bike Tour and help Mental Rescue Society make connections, end the stigmas and provide funds for programs that help those in need.

"Together We Ride"

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Mental Rescue's "Walky Talky"
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Mental Rescue's "Walky Talky"

Mental Rescue Society is proud to unveil a life changing alternative to communication. Sometimes our days get overloaded with tasks, deadlines, or ever just emotions. We all need a way to talk about some of the things going on in our minds. But where do we start and who do we begin this dialog with?

For many it can seem difficult to find the right words to describe what they are feeling, or to find the right time to vent about the things getting them down. All too often we begin to chat about some of these thoughts with loved ones, coworkers, friends, but the words fall on deaf ears. We seek support, trust, understanding, but yet again find answers that are not what we are needing to improve our mental and emotional well-being.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a moment where you can do all the talking, and talk about whatever you felt was needing to be said. Discuss your day, chat about feelings that might be hanging around for a little too long, talk about some of your goals and the road blocks that are standing in your way. A time where you have the microphone and the ears who are listening, will show dignity and understanding to your words and will not judge based on their own beliefs. 

Well, that moment has come. Mental Rescue Society wants to start teaching willing participants how to communicate more effectively. One of the hardest skills out there that a majority of people think they do well is "Listening". We want to show that listening is more than a head nod and a response full of advice. We want to put people in a position where active listening is rewarded and open communication is trusted. 

Mental Rescue's "Walky Talky" is born. We bring to you once a month a place and time where you get the opportunity to learn how to truly listen, and feel comfortable talking about the things that really matter. We embrace the outdoors with a 5km walk through one of Edmonton's hidden gem trails. This walk will bring in elements to help improve our physical well-being, social well-being and definitely our emotional well-being. It's essential to maintain all three to have a positive mental health.

We encourage you to join us for our Walky Talky Event, September 13 at 7:00pm. You can bring a friend or family member if you choose and the price for admission is FREE! We will have a date and time set for each month where you can register and join us for this rewarding journey. Come out meet new friends or at least find support in a new way that will change how you feel about tomorrow.

Details about this event can be found at the link below:
Click Here
 

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Ian Runs Alberta
Jul
1
to Aug 31

Ian Runs Alberta

July 1, 2016

Ian Runs Alberta

On July 1, 2016, Ian Aman will be setting out on a historic run across the province of Alberta.

Launching at the Alberta/Northwest Territories border, the run will cover a distance of 1,600 kilometers and will span over 62 days this summer.

The goal of the run is to inspire Albertans to live at their highest potential and to demonstrate the power you can have to achieve your dreams. In these tough economic times, a focus on wellness is even more critical, which is why funds raised will be donated to support mental health in Alberta and those struggling to find their voice. Through this historic endurance feat Ian hopes to inspire the entire province.

Ian was born and raised in Alberta and carries a passionate message that challenges people to define their own limits, to believe in what’s possible and to live a life that resonates the best possible version of themselves. By pushing the limits and embracing the resilience and heart of what Albertans stand for, Ian plans to tell his story across the province not only through his actions, but by engaging with the numerous communities along the way.


The Mental Rescue Society supports Ian Aman’s run across Alberta as an innovative approach to building greater awareness about mental health in Alberta. Mental Rescue has committed to partner with Ian Aman to provide information and resources to support greater education and awareness of mental health. We encourage you to add your support to this journey.

Want to learn more? Visit Ian’s website 

 

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Spartan Race Edmonton
Jun
25
8:00 AM08:00

Spartan Race Edmonton

The Mental Rescue Society is proud to have partnered with Spartan Canada. For all the adventurers out there that don't mind getting a little muddy, this race is for YOU! 

This is a really fun event for everyone, they have races for ages 5 and up.  
Western Canada Spartans is going to make a donation to
MENTAL RESCUE SOCIETY when you sign up. 
You will be paying $60 for a Sprint and Western Canada is going to donate $10 to Mental Rescue Society.
 

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So what's stopping you?

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This heat is designated as the Mental Rescue Society heat.  Each finisher in the Sprint gets a finisher medal and t shirt, timed event and free photos.  For the Junior and youth each participant gets a t shirt and a medal.

Volunteering – Come join our volunteer team, we have a number of really fun volunteer opportunities.  You can volunteer for a five hour shift up to all day.  Each volunteer get a t shirt, gets fed and a reference letter if requested.  If you volunteer for a 8 hour shift you can earn a FREE race. Contact paul@mentalrescue.com for details.

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Gone Strong Athletics Run Series
Jun
11
10:00 AM10:00

Gone Strong Athletics Run Series

In support of Mental Health, Gone Strong Athletics is hosting their first race of their Summer Race Series. They have teamed up with Mental Rescue Society to build awareness and help breakdown the stigmas associated with Mental Health.

Registration is easy!
Head over to their website:
 http://www.gonestrongathletics.com/summer-run-series.html
Registration cost is a very reasonable $40 and you will receive the very popular and allusive
Mental Rescue Compression Sleeve with each registration.


Lets all come together for a fun weekend race and begin to make the effort to better our physical wellbeing. 

Hope to see you there!!!

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PechaKucha 20x20 Presentation
Jun
9
6:30 PM18:30

PechaKucha 20x20 Presentation

What is Pecha Kucha?
Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “the sound of chit chat”, Pecha Kucha Night was devised by Tokyo’s Klein Dytham Architecture in February 2003 as a venue for young designers to meet, network, exchange ideas and discuss their work in public. It rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes and 40 seconds. Why this format you ask? It keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and entertaining. For more information, visit pechakucha.org

Tickets are now on sale for Pecha Kucha Night 25! 

Join us June 9, 2016 at the Metro Cinema Garneau Theatre with hundreds of other engaged Edmontonians. Get your tickets TODAY!

Our very own Quinn Ohler, will be taking the stage by storm as she explains how Mental Rescue Society became an organization that is redefining the conversation around Mental Health. Enjoy the evening hearing from many other representatives featuring local ideas and project in our community.

WHEN

Thursday, 9 June 2016 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (MDT) - Add to Calendar

WHERE

Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre - 8712 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 1E9 - View Map

 Hope To See You There!!

Hope To See You There!!

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The Great Stair Climb 2016
May
19
to May 20

The Great Stair Climb 2016

On May 19, 2016, one of our co-founders, Paul Semeniuk, will be climbing the Telus Building stairs in downtown Edmonton, for 24hours to raise awareness for mental health. He's taking this challenge "one stair at a time," much like how those living with mental illness cope "one day at a time."

This event was created to help build a community of people that supports, encourages, and motivates those dealing with mental and physical struggles. We are all touched by someone in our lives that has gone down or is going down the road of darkness. These stairs represent the pain, loneliness, fear, that embodies these mental illnesses. We want to show that with proper treatments, preparations and supports, no stair is to tough to climb. Together we can make a difference in someones life,

"trust me, those in my life help everyday."

We encourage everyone to come out and support Paul during this intense 24 hour event. If you feel up to it, join in on the workout by registering today and climb the stairs with Paul, as many or as little as you want. For those with a bit more energy, attempt the 1000 stair goal and receive a t-shirt to prove it. The event is free to attend and we appreciate all donations to support the cause.

We are raising funds for a local non profit counselling service called Momentum. A mental health triage center, helping individuals who cannot pay for or wait for aid through the traditional health care system. They are a walk-in agency providing support and guidance to people in need of counselling services. Momentum is staffed by a team of volunteer, Registered Health Professionals who collaborate to provide clients Single Session Therapy solutions. 

"If you think what Im doing is hard, try living with mental illness."

This event could not happen if it weren't for some of our incredible sponsors and contributors.

More information on Momentum Walk-in Counselling can be found on their website at:
http://www.momentumcounselling.org/

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Get Ready In The Park
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Get Ready In The Park

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Come and spend the day with us at the 10th annual Get Ready in the Park. With more than 50 groups from Edmonton’s emergency response community showcasing their vehicles, equipment and technical capabilities, there is plenty to see, do and learn to help your family be prepared for emergencies. This is a free, fun, family-oriented event.

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Mental Rescue Society is proudly bringing awareness to the preparedness that the mind needs in a stressful emergency event. Stop by our tent for some excellent resources to help you prepare and to cope.

Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: William Hawrelak Park

2016 Event Theme: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place.

The City of Edmonton’s Office of Emergency Management organizes Get Ready in the Park during Emergency Preparedness Week.

  • Find out how to keep your loved ones and pets safe for up to a week.
  • Find out about food safety tips during power outages.
  • Practice a fire escape plan with your kids.
  • Enter to win emergency-response themed prizes.

A RANGE OF EDMONTON’S FOOD TRUCKS WILL BE ON SITE TOO.

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PARK ‘N’ RIDE IS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FROM THE UNIVERSITY TRANSIT CENTRE AND WINDSOR PARKADE FROM 9:30AM TO 5PM. 

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We All Believe In You
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

We All Believe In You

We All Believe in You is a rapidly growing movement developed to de-stigmatize and  de-mystify mental illness. WABIY serves to put a face to a typically faceless struggle as many live in the shame and anonymity of their disease. It is the goal of WABIY to use art, honesty, education, and community  to abolish pre-existing ideas and beliefs about mental illness. And above all, for those that are struggling with mental illness to know that they are not alone and We All Believe in You. 

This coming Monday, May 2, there will be an event that will shape how we "see" mental health. The perfect kick off for Mental Health Week in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Blake Loates is a talented local photographer and founder of We All Believe In You. She was diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder when she was just 14 years old, and from this dreamt of a way to combine her talents with her desire to bring mental health illness out of the shadows.

For Blake, this dream is coming to a reality. She, along with many friends and supporter will be hosting an exhibit showcasing both her talents as a photographer and that of a visionary. 

My project is not a project. To say something is a project is to say that there is an end in sight. There is no end in sight for what i am planning. I want people to start having an honest and real dialogue about mental health. More then that I want people who are struggling with mental health issues to know that they are not alone and more importantly that we believe in you.

For more information on attending this event or to get more information about We All Believe In You visit:

www.weallbelieveinyou.com

Be sure to follow on FaceBook and Twitter and Instagram

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