I’m stepping up to defeat mental illness!
Will you support my #OneBraveNight?
People living with mental illness say nights are the hardest for them. It’s when they feel most alone and need hope the most. CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health™ is a Canada-wide challenge to inspire hope for the one in five Canadians who experience mental illness in any given year.
On Friday 6 April, 2018, my team (Friends of Lemmy) is taking on the challenge of spending the entire night (7 pm to 7 am) playing the hilarious game 'Cards Against Humanity.'
We chose this challenge because when people experience mental illness, laughter becomes very hard to find. Mental illness takes people into darkness - our challenge hopes to fill the darkness with laughter.
Mental health is a very personal cause for me, because I live with depression every single day. On the bad days, it can be almost impossible to accomplish even the most simple of tasks, and my brain becomes my own worst enemy, trying to convince me that I’m worthless. Other times, I’m just fine and you’d never guess I had a mental illness. In 2016/17, I experienced a significant depression that lasted 9 months, and reduced my life to a dark, frightening, isolated, and hopeless shell. I credit the tireless support from family and friends, the professional help I received, and resources such as those funded by CAMH, for bringing me out the other side. I’m still putting the pieces back together, and I think it’s really important to share my experiences, and to help raise funds for others experiencing mental illness. By making a donation, you are helping the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) improve access to care, conduct research to find better treatments, and build more spaces for healing.
Here’s how you can step up and help:
Donate: Make a tax-deductible donation today and help me reach my fundraising goal!
Join our Team: Help us raise funds and join us for the play-a-thon on April 6!
Share: Pass this website along to friends, family, and co-workers, so I can raise as much as possible for those living with mental illness!