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Local Police Officer Makes Donation To Ross Memorial Hospital Supporting Mental Health Programs In The Community

KAWARTHA LAKES-Police officer Jon Perrin is once again making a donation to support mental health in the community.

Perrin knows that mental health is as important as physical health and when you’re feeling unwell, it’s important to seek help. Perrin suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is grateful for the support he’s received since reaching out to a family member.

In an effort to help others through difficult times and to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, Perrin began sharing his experiences through blogs, poetry, a book and video posts on his Facebook page, ‘Living with a Mental Illness’, and podcast ‘Twisted Trauma’.

Perrin has been supporting local mental health care with donations to community organizations including the Ross Memorial Hospital Mental Health program.

Read more about his efforts here:https://www.kawartha411.ca/2021/04/15/opp-officer-suffering-from-ptsd-raising-money-for-local-mental-health-organizations/

Thursday, Jon Perrin presented a cheque for $2,500 to Erin Coons, RMH Foundation CEO.

“This gift does more than support mental health care at the Ross,” said Erin Coons. “Through his efforts, Jon is enhancing care throughout the community, encouraging those in need to reach out, and focusing on his own mental health. We’re honoured to receive this donation and help Jon help so many others.”

Way to go Jon!

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Pamela Vanmeer
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