Why We Support Mental Health
In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health issue or illness.
But 5 in 5 Canadians - every single one of us - has mental health. And we all need to take care of it.
Mental health isn’t just something we can lose. It’s something we can promote, protect and celebrate. To feel well, we all need to have a good sense of self, feel hope, feel like we’re making a contribution, be resilient and enjoy ourselves. The pandemic has made this harder (much harder), but we can take a stand and do something to help ourselves, and to help others.
The Canadian Mental Health Association helps people take care of their mental health. With 87 branches, regions and divisions in over 330 communities, CMHA is the most established and extensive community mental health organization in Canada and a national leader in community-based mental health care. CMHA is here to help keep people out of crisis, to help keep people well.
Help us pay tribute to Warren while supporting others in taking care of their mental health.
Warren was born March 3, 1975, in Edmonton, AB, moving with his family to Ottawa in 1980.
He was always active and engaged from a young age, involved in piano and multiple sports including curling and volleyball. He excelled at diving, competing internationally while attending Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, prior to pursuing a career with Health Canada, Natural Health Products Division.
By far his favourite activity was spending time with friends, there are many fond memories of his time life guarding at Long Island Camp, travelling the world and relaxing in the backyard.
Warren is survived by his mom and dad, Lynn and Fred Pratt; his sister Gillian; and brother Stephen (Christina Chénard). He is loved and missed by his niece and nephew, Annika and Xavier; and aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He had a warm and wonderful presence to all who knew him. He had a positive outlook and gave the warmest bearhug.