Because Only Together We Can
There is hope. Even when your mind tells you there isn't.
We created the Johnny Z Healthy Minds Fund in honour of John Mark Ziegler. To know John is to know laughter. Not the light giggle laughter, the full belly ache with tears rolling down your cheek kind of laughter. the kind that makes memories last a lifetime.
His eccentric style engaged every type of person and personality. He found something good in everyone and found something funny in every situation.
John never made you feel alone; his energy filled the room. This is why we are so immensely sad that he suffered in silence. He was never clinically diagnosed and he masked any suffering to everyone at home and at work.
His life was full of love for his family and friends, but at the young age of 56 his mind ache was too great and tragically he took his life on October 8, 2020. John’s suicide didn’t end the pain, it just passed it on to those that loved him.
We hope that through our efforts, memorable events, social media and awareness we can help others.
“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
– Dr. Suess
What THIS FUND DOES
— Mental Health Support
We supports programs and organizations that bring awareness to the conversation of mental health and suicide prevention – hopefully with some laughter.
— Grief/Trauma Counselling
Supporting grief and trauma counselling for those suffering with immediate loss.
We provide funding for educational opportunities for councillors seeking to assist with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, such as training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.