I’m stepping up to defeat mental illness!
As many of you know, I'm no stranger to mental illness. This event hits close to my heart and I will be forever grateful for the treatments available to those I love, but we need to work on access, wait times, breaking down barriers and putting an end to the stigma around mental illness.
My family member had to wait over 10 months before receiving lifesaving treatment. We were lucky. Our outcome was positive, but that is not the case for too many others. During the process we experienced stigma at every level, including from medical professionals. They were some of the worst culprits. That lived experience has motivated me to become an advocate and do everything in my power to put an end to stigma, increase services, and decrease wait times.
The CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health challenge is a Canada-wide challenge to inspire hope for Canadians living with mental illness.
I took the #OneBraveNight challenge because I want to inspire hope for people living with mental illness now – and to defeat mental illness. By making a donation to my One Brave Night, you are helping CAMH improve access to care, conduct research to find better treatments, and build more spaces for healing.
This is our chance to step up! Please donate generously and help me reach my fundraising goal.