IN SUPPORT OF CAMH

The mental health movement has never been more important

Truth and Illusion is in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), as we present a breakthrough performance of perseverance, transcendence and acceptance.

Presented in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Truth and Illusion is a new theatrical performance committed to fostering positive mental health through music and storytelling. Our performance brings together six individuals with diverse backgrounds who inspire audiences by sharing their personal narratives to create empathy, understanding and compassion for those undergoing mental health experiences.  

 

We seek your financial support to support us in our presentation of Truth and Illusion. Today, mental health, social, and cultural issues around diversity and inclusion within the workplace and school communities have never been more prevalent. Exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19, over the past year, there has been a rise in the number of students, employees and their families who are dealing with social and emotional challenges: 

  • The Canadian Mental Health Association states that approximately 1 in 5 children and youth in Ontario has a mental health challenge. This past year, during COVID 19, 1 in 5 adults have been added to this population. [1]

  • Half a million Canadians miss work each week due to mental illness. It’s a leading – and particularly expensive – cause of disability in Canada. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2041, the cumulative cost of mental illness in Canada will be $2.5 trillion. [2]

 

Truth and Illusion is intended to assist our community organizations to address these problems through this unique approach as we share the messages included in our presentation.  

 

We ask you to share in this commitment to foster positive mental health to help drive social change. Please consider sponsoring this unique performance for our Spring 2022 premiere event on April 26, 2022, at Trinity-St Paul’s Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts, 427 Bloor Street West Toronto.

 

The audience at the Truth and Illusion premiere is intended to include a cross-section of public, private and educational sectors.  Our goal is to reach the decision makers who will then champion bringing the performance into their work communities.  We aim to have corporate sponsorship and ticket sales from 400 attendees at the premiere event which would result in a $20,000 donation to CAMH and $40,000 to support the creative/production team workshop fees, rehearsal space, and venue rentals. 

As part of the development process, Truth and Illusion has been performed live on stage three times with over 400 attendees.  Please review a sample of our testimonials .

 

For more information please review  promotional video. If this interests your organization and your organizational goals please contact me directly at junemcupido@gmail.com , or call me at 905-464-2705.   

 

Sincerely,

 

June Cupido, 

Producer and Creative Director,

Truth and Illusion 

 www.truthandillusionworkshop.com

 

[1] https://ontario.cmha.ca/mental-health/.  Retrieved Nov. 2, 2021

[2] https://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/wmh-pbook-130120-pdf.pdf  Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). CAMH Handbook Retrieved Nov. 2, 2021.