The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), One Brave Night for Mental Health challenge is a Canada-wide initiative to inspire hope for Canadians living with mental illness.
I embarked on the #OneBraveNight challenge for many reasons, but none more important than my two sons. I struggle with a mental illness, and I need be emotionally healthy in order to be strong, loving and supportive of their needs, both in the short and long term. I also wish inspire hope for others living with such diagnosis. Cycling happens to be my favorite past time...my go to 'coping skill', and I regularly turn to it as a way to manage crippling anxiety and depression.
Mental Health Awareness is movement that is dear to my heart and I am proud to raise funds on behalf of the CAMH. Your donation to my One Brave Night challenge will directly support the CAMH in promoting awareness, improving access to care, conduct research to find better treatments, and build more spaces for healing and intervention/reintegration support.
My personal challenge is to spin (on my personal indoor cycling trainer) 1km for each dollar raised, up to 250, by close of the donation window of April 6th, 2018, I post my ride(s)/activity status on Strava and Facebook as 'One Brave Night Rides'
Everyone has somebody in their life that struggles with a mental health illness. This serves as a collective opportunity to step up, and provide hope and support for a loved one, friend, or even a complete stranger. CAMH's efforts are important to so many, so please donate generously, it would mean a great deal to me....and more importantly, my boys.
Are you a Zwifter, and would like to join me for an on-line ride, then donate, and just keep an eye on my FB page as I will post details of organized fund raiser rides to in late March to early April. The more people I can draft behind the better!
Be your best self,