CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health

Kunal Gupta

When I watched The Iron Lady, I was inspired by a quote from Margaret Thatcher…

”Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become habits. Watch your habits for they become your character. And watch your character for it becomes your destiny.”

I’ve had many thoughts about mental health in the past few years. I’ve shared many words with those in my life about the importance of mental health in the past year (including my post yesterday, mental health is having a moment, see it at And everyone of you has agreed with me. Well, now it’s time for us to take some action.

One Brave Night is an initiative led by CAMH (Canada’s leading mental health organization, that I joined the board for last year) to raise awareness for mental health. Participants take on a challenge and look for support (of all kinds) in the spirit of ending the stigma associated with mental health and learning to be comfortable talking about what is becoming one of society’s most pressing issues.

My challenge to you is simple.

1. On Friday, April 6th (next week), take 10 minutes in your day and meditate. You are making time for your own mental wellness.

2. Today (yes, today), take 30 seconds to make a donation, be it $20 or $200, to this campaign. I will also be matching your donation 1:1, as my commitment.

3. Use your words and share this message with 3 people close to you. It takes courage (that you have) to spread awareness about something you believe to be important and true. And actually do it.

Thank you for taking action on behalf of yourself and for the benefit of others,


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#OneBraveNight Wellness Tip

Build positive self-esteem:

  • Treat yourself like a friend. Whenever you feel like being critical, be supportive and loving instead.
  • Asking for help is not a sign of weakness it’s a sign of strength and a willingness to grow. Be proud of it.
  • Help someone who needs it. You might find that making a difference makes you feel better about yourself.
  • Step up and defeat mental illness by donating or joining #OneBraveNight today!


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