Our mission for the Foundation is to promote the awareness of mental health challenges through education. A few of our achievements have been;
- Speaking publicly to students, teachers, parents and mental health professionals;
- Subsidizing the cost for adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems to attend a therapeutic summer camp;
- Sponsoring an annual community butterfly release to raise awareness for suicide prevention;
- Helping children prepare mentally for a healthier future;
Our endeavours have been featured on CTV, CBC, Rogers TV, K-W Record, The Toronto Star and Grand Magazine.
Lisa Brown Charitable Foundation,
C/O Dan Brown
6-285 Weber Street North,
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
(No expenses are deducted from the Foundation.)
Thank you for your support.
Dan and Fran Brown
About The Lisa Brown Charitable Foundation
On October 14th, 2004, our lives changed forever. Our beloved daughter Lisa died by suicide.
Lisa was intelligent, kind and compassionate; always putting others' needs before her own. But, sadly, Lisa kept her own need for help a closely guarded secret. It was only after her death that we discovered she had suffered from severe depression. Lisa hid her illness from everyone; ashamed of being depressed and fearful of being stigmatized. She suffered alone and in silence.
We often ask ourselves, how could this tragedy have happened to us as a close family? The truth is depression does not discriminate. One in five of us in our lifetimes will suffer from mental health challenges; the most prevalent being depression. The greatest barrier to the treatment of depression is the social prejudices. As a result, fifty percent of those who are affected will not get help.
Ours is a family run charitable foundation. With a vision for a better future where no one will suffer with depression in isolation, as Lisa did; a future where compassion and understanding will prevail. And where all mental health challenges will be comfortably talked about.
Courage and the support of others will give us wings to fly.
Charity Number : BN NO 82815-3015 RR0001