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Two books documenting Kerry and Ginny Dennehy's experiences dealing with their son's (Kelty Patrick Dennehy) suicide after years of depression and their daughter's death in Thailand, their resolve to start the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation to educate and provide mental health resources for young people, and their cross-Canada cycle to raise awareness and money for the cause.

Choosing Hope : a mother's story of love, loss, and survival

Accession number WA_2015_023_01

A book by Ginny Dennehy relaying the experiences as she dealt with the suicide of her son Kelty, and death of her daughter Riley eight years later as a result of a heart attack.

The summary on the back cover reads: "Ginny Dennehy's world turned upside down when her son, Kelty, in the grip of depression, committed suicide at the age of seventeen. Just eight years later, her daughter, Riley, died of a heart attack in Thailand. Candid and deeply moving, Ginny's story conveys the message that even in the wake of unspeakable tragedy, there is hope."

Biographical Sketch on back cover: "Ginny Dennehy is devoted to maintaining her children's legacy through the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, which works to prevent depression-related suicide in young people, while supporting projects such as the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre. She lives with her husband, Kerry, in Whistler, British Columbia."

Handwritten dedication on title page recto reads: "To our community of Whistler, may there always be hope, no matter what happens." Signed by Ginny Dennehy.

Enough is Enough : making a difference for mental health

Accession number: WA_2015_023_02

A book chronicling Ginny and Kerry Patrick's cross-Canada cycle for The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation day-by-day.

Handwritten dedication inside front cover reads: "Dedicated to the Whistler Museum, where our 8,000 km journey began and where it ended in August 2013. May this campaign be an inspiration to others that random and individual acts can in fact influence society's actions for a better world." Signed Kerry Dennehy and Ginny Dennehy. Accompanied by hand-drawn image of a road between "BC and "NFL." with trees on the side and the caption "What a wonderful way to see our Canada!"

WELL into the Future magazine - Lions Gate Hospital Foundation

Accession number: WA_2015_023_06
Lions Gate Hospital Foundation's 'Well into the Future' 2014/2015 issue, in which Kerry and Ginny Dennehy are listed as benefactors in the 2014 Chairman's Circle Membership section on page 14, and a newspaper insert featuring a thank-you to The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation on behalf of the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation for the initiative to establish The Kelty Dennehy Mental Health Resource Centre.

IBM in TOUCH magazine - Issue #46 Fall 2014

Accession number: WA_2015_023_07
IBM "in TOUCH" Issue #46, Fall 2014 including cover and feature story on The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation's 'Enough is Enough' campaign, which is found on page 6. Cover photo shows Kerry and Ginny Dennehy in cycling jerseys dipping their toes in the ocean and giving a 'thumbs up'.

The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation Newsletter October 2006

A newsletter for The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation published October 2006. The newsletter contains short articles about the Drive Fore Life Golf Tournament '06, Understanding Mental Health, employee Dianne Diamond, new sponsors and prominent supporters, the Dennehy Family, and youth worker Greg McDonnell. Found in scrapbook.

The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation Newsletter September 2007

A newsletter for The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation published on September 2007. The newsletter contains articles about the Drive Fore Life '07, Dance Fore Life '07, "When Falcons Fly: The Story of the World's First Olympic Gold Hockey Team, Awareness Around the Globe, Depression ... Living and Winning, The Kelty Resource Centre, making stock donations, Watching Out for the Kids at Whistler Secondary and Noah - A Young Man With a Big Heart. Found in scrapbook.

The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation Newsletter January 2009

A newsletter from the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation published in January 2009. The newsletter contains short articles about the 7th Annual Drive Fore Life Golf Tournament, Dance Fore Life '09, facts about depression, the donation and story of Ed Styffe, the gift of Bill Skelly to the foundation, the future of the foundation, a recognition of Sue Bjormark, Sandy Epplett and Jacqui Tyler, and the lyrics to "Kelty's Song" by Valerie and Sarah Newth. Found in scrapbook.

Kelty Resource Centre Pamphlet + Duplicate

A pamphlet for the Kelty Resource Centre located at the BC Children's Hospital. The pamphlet includes the story of Kelty Patrick Dennehy, a description of the mandate of the Kelty Resource Centre, a list of services offered, contact information and a map, and information about how the centre will grow in the future. Found in scrapbook. One duplicate.

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