This year on Friday April 6, myself, along with the support of my husband and three children (ages 15, 18 and 19) will be participating in CAMH's #OneBraveNight Challenge to inspire hope by stepping up and staying up.
The week of April 6th will mark four years since my life changed forever and four years since my family's lives changed forever too. They are the one and only reason why I have kept fighting and they are what motivates me to share my story through blogging by trying to enlighten, educate and encourage others who may be struggling themselves or have a loved one who is struggling.
Mental Illness affects 1 in 5 Canadians throughout any given year and is still very much stereotyped, stigmatized and discriminated against making it even more burdensome for individuals to reach out and ask for help.
With your support, welcomed participation and generous donation to our #OneBraveNight Challenge, CAMH will continue to improve upon their greatest needs including innovative research, public awareness efforts and the ongoing redevelopment of their hospital.
For our #OneBraveNight Challenge we will pass the hours (until we pass out) with some pizza & popcorn, Netflix (suggestions are encouraged) and maybe we will even dust off a good "ole fashioned" board game. I will complete the challenge with a blog to follow.
Again, let's help inspire hope together for people like myself living with mental illness now - and to defeat mental illness.
Thank you to everyone who has supported my journey and continues to support it thus far.