In 2008, Ottawa Senators Captain Daniel Alfredsson became the celebrity face of the Royal Ottawa Foundation of Mental Health’s “You Know Who I Am” campaign, aimed at easing the stigma of mental illness, because of his sisters struggles with mental health.
Since then, much progress has been gained in having an open dialogue for this once misunderstood illness.
It was pushed even further into the spotlight when on November 12th, 2010, Daron Richardson took her own life. She was just 14 years old. Daron was the daughter of Ottawa Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson.
Please visit the Royal Ottawa Foundation for more information:
Day 143 of my 365 project is dedicated to friends and loved ones struggling with mental health issues.
AlienBee B400 @ 1/2 power into a large Paul C. Buff gridded softbox camera right.
LumoPro 120 @ 1/16 power attached to the crossbar of the background stand pointed downwards onto subject via a Manfrotto Super Clamp.
Grey paper background
Fired remotely via Pocket Wizard Plus II’s
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