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Kerry & Ginny Dennehy Fonds Dennehy, Riley
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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.

Choosing hope: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss and Survival

A newspaper article from May 16, 2013 entitled "Choosing Hope: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss and Survival," which is also the title of a book published by Ginny Dennehy and Shelley Fralic. The article is about teenage depression and the story of the Dennehy family, as well as a review of the book. Found in scrapbook.

Choosing to Go On + duplicate

A newspaper article from the Globe and Mail on July 27th entitled "Choosing to go on." The article is about the story of Ginny and Kerry Dennehy and their mission to raise awareness about mental Health through the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation and their cross-Canada cycling trip to raise money. Found in scrapbook. 1 duplicate.

Couple raises $500k for new Lions Gate mental health centre + duplicate

A newspaper article from the North Shore Outlook on February 14, 2013 about the work Ginny and Kerry Dennehy have done with the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation to raise awareness about mental health issues. The article discusses the new Mental Health Resource Centre at the Lions Gate Hospital, Ginny Dennehy's awarding of the Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Dennehy family's upcoming cross-Canada cycling trip. Found in a scrapbook. 1 duplicate.

Couple to go the distance + duplicate

An article from the North Short News on May 5, 2013 entitled "Couple to go the distance." The article is about Ginny and Kerry Dennehy's work through the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation to raise awareness about mental health and their Enough is Enough ride across Canada. The article features a photo of Ginny and Kerry with their bikes, but the second half of the article is missing. Found in scrapbook. 1 duplicate.

Couple's cross-country tour takes aim at mental illness

A newspaper article from the Brandon Sun entitled "Couple's cross-country tour takes aim at mental illness." The article discusses Ginny and Kerry Dennehy's ongoing fundraising for mental health through the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation and their Enough is Enough ride across Canada cycling tour, including their stop in Brandon, Manitoba. Found in scrapbook.

Death of children wrenches family

A newspaper article from May 18, 2013 entitled "Death of children wrenches family." The article is about the book written by Ginny Dennehy and Shelley Fralic about the stories of her children. The article contains a short excerpt of the book "Choosing Hope: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss and Survival" as well as information about the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation. Includes an image of the Dennehy family in Vancouver. Found in scrapbook.

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