Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program's Louise and Alana at Quinte Classic Golf Tournament 2021
Members of the the Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program
have a booth at the Sylvain Routhier Memorial Foundation Quinte Classic Golf Tournament
Friday October 8, 2021 at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course in Belleville, Ontario.
The OPP Association is grateful of the efforts of organizers, sponsors and attendees supporting the golf tournament today. It is heartwarming to see our members and their families being the focus of support. Special thank you to Sarah Routhier-Clark
, who continues to work tirelessy to help our members along the road to mental wellness.
We urge any of our members to reach out 24/7 by calling 1-866-794-9117 or online at EncompasCare.ca
. Nobody is alone.
The following is reproduced from the "About" section of the Sylvain Routhier Memorial Foundation website.
"On July 31st, 2018 after a brief battle with a mental illness, OPP Sergeant Sylvain “Roots” Routhier, age 37, took his own life. Sylvain was an incredible father, husband and police officer. Sylvain’s passing has greatly affected his family, friends, community and many first responders. This foundation was created by those family and friends to help raise awareness about mental health and the stigma that surrounds it.
Our hope is to prevent this from happening to other families through fundraising efforts which will:
• Support families and children whose parents have been victims of PTSD related deaths
• Support first responders in need who are suffering from PTSD who will benefit from otherwise inaccessible programs
• Support for bursaries to aid deserving students in their studies related to trauma support of first responders, or to pursue careers as first responders."