Thanks for dropping in.
I thought I would share with you my reasons for participating in the CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health challenge. Everyone and I literally mean every person you’ve ever met or ever will meet, deals with mental health concerns. For some, it’s simply a matter of managing stress. For others, it can be anxiety or depression and for some, it may be Bipolar Disorder but we all have our struggles and we all deal with them in the best way we can.
Mental illness DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE. It affects people of all ages, education, income levels, and ethnicities. Mental illness indirectly affects everyone at some point either through a family member, friend or colleague and in any given year, at least 1 in 5 Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or illness.
Over 4,000 Canadians die each year from suicide. That’s almost 11 people a day and sadly most of these deaths are preventable. Stigma prevents those who are suffering from mental health concerns from talking about what they’re going through and often times from getting the help they so desperately need. Education is the key to conquering the stigma surrounding mental illness.
The One Brave Night challenge raises funds that go toward programs, services and educational initiatives that strive to inspire hope for those that are living with and affected by mental illness. Mental illness affects us all and it will take all of us to help end it.
Please make a donation… whatever you can afford no matter how small or insignificant you think it may be. Every cent helps.
Thanks again for stopping by and remember… be kind to one another.