Based in Canada and open to the world, the Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF) is a catalyst for transformational changes that significantly improve the lives of people living with, or at risk of, mental illness.
GBF is a private foundation created by J. Anthony Boeckh and his family in 1990. Our goal is to transform the mental health system and the services provided by initiating, funding and facilitating a suite of strategic initiatives. These projects foster collaboration, break down silos within the mental health sector, and place patients and families at the centre of care.
We improve mental health outcomes by prioritizing two main areas:
Graham Boeckh grew up as a friendly and passionate boy; he was an accomplished athlete, outdoorsman and student whose life began to unravel as the symptoms of schizophrenia took hold. He died at the age of 22 from neuroleptic malignant syndrome due to complications from medication.
The health system failed Graham as it has countless others: poor access, misdiagnoses and improper care and supervision. That’s why our family is determined to improve how patients and families are treated.