I’m stepping up to defeat mental illness!
The CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health challenge is a Canada-wide challenge to inspire hope for Canadians living with mental illness.
If 1 in 5 adults are impacted by mental illness, odds are you know someone living with it or live with it yourself. I myself fall in both categories. Having been diagnosed with anxiety disorder nearly 3 years ago, this is a big night for me and those like me who want to end the stigma of the "craziness". On the outside I may appear to be happy and put together, but inside, I struggle everyday to get through without a panic attack or a melt down of sorts.
I am participating in One Brave Night not for me, but for my kids, so that they don't grow up feeling like there is something wrong with them they can't explain, and so they may be brave enough to reach out to others for help. So that they can be genuinely happy and not have to fight the fight.
Help me step up!