From the CMHA newsletter:
W. Brett Wilson, Dragons’ Den denizen becomes the honorary 300,000th Canadian trained in MHFA
More than 300,000 people in Canada are now trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). To commemorate this milestone W. Brett Wilson, Calgary-based energy entrepreneur, an investor and philanthropist with a dose of Dragons’ Den fame, has agreed to be the honorary 300,000th Canadian trained in MHFA. Wilson joins the ranks of mental health champions like Mrs. Sharon Johnston, wife of Canada’s former governor general, the 100,000th honorary trainee.
Wilson is a leading supporter of hundreds of charitable interests, many of which are focused on either adolescent mental health or cancer. “The world of mental illness is still one we usually don’t talk about like we should,” wrote Wilson in a recent editorial where he spoke of the death by suicide of a friend and colleague.