The run TG7 is in memory of Tristan Goris. Tristan was 18 years old when he took his life this past winter. Tristan was very outgoing and hardworking. He loved soccer and being outdoors and had a very big heart. This run is to honour Tristan and raise awareness for mental health. The funds generated from the run this year are being donated to Family Services Thames Valley marked for mental health.
In any given year 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. Our mental health is important at every stage of life from childhood, adolescent through to adulthood. Our mental health affects our lives from how we think, feel and act. It determines how we handle stress, how we relate to others and how we make choices in life. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing.
There are many factors that contribute to mental health
• Family history of mental health
• Life experiences, such as abuse or trauma
• Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
Ways to Maintain Positive Mental Health
• Getting professional help
• Positive mind set
• Being physically active
• Getting the right amount of sleep
• Eating healthy
• Staying connected with family and friends