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March 30, 2016
Lieutenant Governor the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, and Former Lieutenant Governor Donald Ethell presented the award to Cole Whalley, who is on the path to recovery from a severe crack-cocaine addiction.
November 25, 2015
In a brief to city councillors this week, Edmonton police said they are lobbying the province for the right to take mental health patients to receive treatment at the Edmonton Remand Centre rather than waiting for help in crowded emergency rooms, even though these people have not committed a crime.
August 25, 2015
The program is the recipient of the 2015 “True Imagination” award from the Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction.
It was chosen for its contributions creating supports for and advancing understanding of mental illness and addiction.
September 26th, 2014
Lieutenant Governor Donald S. Ethell presented five awards for outstanding work to understand how mental illness and addiction develop, create approaches to help catch problems in early stages, offer supports for those who are suffering and break down stigmas that hold back individuals and society as a whole.
Original Air Date: September 25, 2015
The annual Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction True Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people who have faced mental health issues
Original Air Date: March 24, 2014
Speaker from Betty Ford here thanks to the Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction.
Alberta’s work hard, play hard lifestyle has ripe potential for fueling addiction issues, said a recovering addict and the director of education at the Betty Ford Centre in California.
October 7, 2016
One year ago, Mackenzie Murphy was — for the ninth time — admitted to hospital battling a debilitating mental illness.
Now, the 17-year-old from Airdrie said she is both humbled and overwhelmed after receiving The Donald S. Ethell Youth Award from Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell for her work as a youth mental health advocate.
September 26, 2015
The True Awards, honours chosen by the Lieutenant Governor's Circle on Mental Health and Addiction to recognize individuals and groups working to combat mental illness, were handed out recently with four of the five awards going to Edmonton-based people or organizations.
September 26, 2015
The audience in the main ballroom of the Delta Edmonton Suite Hotel was listening to Jeff’s inspiring story. He proudly shared his tale after being honoured at the True Awards, put on by the Lt.-Gov’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction. But when he stopped talking for that short time, we knew his story was about to change.