I’m stepping up to defeat mental illness!
Since 2009 I have had a day-to-day struggle with anxiety. Although I no longer battle with full blown panic attacks, the struggle with anxiety is something that will last a lifetime. I am thankful for my support group and the tools I have learned to help me cope on those days where the anxiety is much stronger. It is so important to take care of yourself and share with others when you are having a tough time in order to receive the help and support needed to get through. Mental health should be a continous conversation and not just on days like Bell Let's Talk. Continue the conversation and join Team CIBC in the movement of bringing awareness and support to those living with mental health issues.
The CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health challenge is a Canada-wide challenge to inspire hope for Canadians living with mental illness.
Two years ago, the funds that CIBC raised went towards a new coil therapy. This allowed patients to attend their session during work hours, as there were no side effects. There treatment could start at 3 minutes up to 20 depending on severity of the illness, but following, they could go back to whatever their plans for the rest of the day were. This is a step in the right direction for treatment. Something that won't interfere with day-to-day activities, you don't have to take time off or lose income because of your mental health.
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.