There is strength in seeking support.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency please call 911.

If you or a loved one is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please know that you are not alone. Your well-being is important, and there is help available. Reach out to supportive friends, family, or professionals who can provide assistance. These are resources designed to guide you through difficult times. You matter, and help is just a conversation away.

National Resources

Mental health and suicide prevention: 988

Available November 30th, 2023, You will be able to call or text 9-8-8 from anywhere in Canada for free and be directed to the appropriate mental health crisis or suicide prevention service in your area.

Canada Suicide Prevention Service:

1-833-456-4566 (phone)
45645 (Text, 4 p.m. to midnight ET only)

In Quebec (French): Association québécoise de prévention du suicide: 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868, live chat counselling at

Newfoundland and Labrador

Mental Health Crisis Line 24 Hour: 811

Bridge The Gap: Find mental health services in your region

Lifewise Warmline: Available in both French and English, the Warmline offers mental health support and information from trained Lifewise staff to the public 12 hours a day, seven days a week. Check out their website for hours as well as services including peer group, family and 1:1 support.

(En) 1-855-753-2560
(Fr) 1-833-753-5460

Wellness Together: Browse helpful articles, build coping skills with online courses, get in touch with a counsellor and track your progress:

Tanya Joy

Keynote Speaker – Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Advocate
Ultra Marathon Runner – Founder of the Joy Run 50

I am a survivor

– a survivor of the darkest depths of despair, of the overwhelming weight of loss, and of the suffocating grip of mental illness and suicide. Now my mission is to help transform lives through the hope and joy I have discovered through my life experience.

As a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, and suicide prevention, I am eager to share my personal journey of survival, resilience and triumph with your audience. My story is one of overcoming adversity and finding strength in the face of immense challenges.

As a survivor of a suicide attempt, and the loss of my brother to suicide I understand firsthand the despair and the journey towards healing and hope. Through my own experiences, I have emerged stronger and more resilient, determined to use my voice to inspire and uplift others who may be struggling. I have learned lessons about the strength of the human spirit and mother nature.

One significant chapter of my journey is my transformation into a 100km ultra marathon. Running has been my sanctuary, a place where I have found solace, clarity and purpose. By pushing my physical and mental limits, I have discovered the incredible power of this endurance sport to promote mental well-being and resilience.

As Seen On…

Client Testimonial

“Tanya was a guest speaker at our event for Mental Health Week. Their journey of recovery and wellness highlighted the importance of seeking support and destigmatizing conversations of suicide and mental illness, it was inspirational for all who attended.”

Other Notable Appearances:

2021 July VOCM morning show with Bernice Hillier – Joy Run 50  

2022 January Downhome Magazine – The Ultra Magnificent Seven Interview with Dennis Flynn 

Joy Run 50 Information Session and Event Keynote Speech  (2021, 2022, 2023)

I am a passionate advocate eager to speak anywhere my story can make a difference.

Whether it’s a conference, podcast, or media event, I look forward to the possibility of working together and to share my story with your audience.

Please fill out the form below to contact us and representatives will reach out within 5 – 7 business days: