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Tackling Childhood Mental Illness Charity Event - Second Annual

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Soccer World

104 Frid Street

Hamilton, ON L8P 4M4

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Come on out to play a fun game of touch football with and meet members of the Hamilton Ti-Cats, along with other sports and community personalities.

Win some great prizes, make new friends and have some fun!!!

In early 2019, Nick’s Journey became an official affiliate of the McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation. Proceeds from this event will go to them in support of their Childhood Mental Illness unit and programs.

** NOTE: We are an inclusive organization and would never turn anyone away. If you require financial assistance, please contact us at suzi@nicksjourney.ca **

Nick’s Journey is a Childhood Depression and Mental Illness, Canadian Registered Not for Profit Organization, #1072219-7, located in Hamilton, Ontario, established in April 2018, by then 13-year-old Nick Spelic and his parents, Mark and Suzi.

At the young age of eight, with a knife in hand and held to his chest, he told his parents, he wanted to die. For the pain to stop and not feel like this inside anymore. That was the beginning of a long journey navigating the medical and education systems and resources for Nick and his family.

At nine years old, Nick was formally diagnosed with MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) with suicidal ideations and anxiety. He endured psychological and verbal abuse from an educator from 6-8 years old and continued to be the victim of relentless peer bullying until he was 13. After four long years of therapy, medications and many hospital visits he was finally diagnosed with PTSD (Post Tramadic Stress Disorder). He continues to battle with his illness but in 2018 he spoke out for the first time. Nick’s Journey was created with the goal of helping other kids and families who battled depression, PTSD and other mental illnesses as he does.

Nick continues to speak out about his illness, and wants to help other children who struggle, feel comfortable to speak out as well. Since his first interview with Giving Voice to Depression, Nick has been interviewed by Michael Landsberg from Sick Not Weak, was featured in an article for Today's Parent magazine and took part in other podcasts about his journey.

We as a family, know that raising a child with an illness, is not only emotional but your entire life can be wrapped up in appointments, treatments and hospital visits. We partnered with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and became proud members of their ticket donation program. Through this partnership and program, we were able to provide several kids and families the chance to attend home games during their 2018 season. In September of 2018, we held our inaugural Tackling Mental Illness, charity event, with our partners Soccer World, Hamilton and the Ti-Cats, who were in attendance and played a fun touch football game with the kids. This event was a great success and we are continuing this tradition again this year on Saturday October 5th, 2019.

Nick knows the importance of sports, as this is a major part of his continuing recovery. He has recently started a Mental Health in Sports initiative, in hopes of sponsoring deserving kids an opportunity to play sports. We are excited to be rolling out our new Mental Health in Sports, Youth Sponsorship Program at this event. We will be funding kids with an opportunity to take part in a sports program of their choice at Soccer World.



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104 Frid Street

Hamilton, ON L8P 4M4

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