DrinkSmart is a collective started by University students with the goal of encouraging responsible drinking habits on and off campus. This year our team is holding a fundraiser to support CAMH, Canada's leading mental health hospital. team members will be abstaining from alcohol for a period of 30 days (January 1st to 30th) whilst raising funds for mental health awareness. All proceeds gathered will go towards CAMH.
Did you know
- Alcohol is by far the most common drug used by Canadians and use has increased significantly since 2013.
- Approximately 15% of Canadians who drink alcohol consume above Canada’s Low-risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines
- The risky use of alcohol is still the most prevalent among young adults (age 18–24).
- Several studies suggest a correlation between heavy alcohol consumption and mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression
1 in 5 Canadians experience mental illness in any given year, and 4,000 Canadians die by suicide every year—almost 11 people per day.
With your support, we can change how the world sees and treats alcoholism and mental illness. We can break down stigma and lead important conversations about suicide prevention. We can give people time to get the help they need; families time to heal; and researchers and clinicians time to make breakthroughs and offer new treatment options.
Please donate today and help us reach our fundraising goal.
Together, we can give people hope for a better tomorrow.
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