Defeat Depression Fundraiser Walk

Our team is coming together to raise money for the 9th annual Defeat Depression walk/run on May 28th. For a lot of people, the last couple of years have been a struggle, and the need for accessible mental health programs and and practitioners has increased greatly. We are trying to do a small part to raise some funds for programs in our community that need it now, more than ever. Mental Health organizations are struggling to keep up with increased demand for services. Defeat Depression is a national mental health fundraising, awareness, and anti-stigma campaign that provides hope for people affected by depression and other mood disorders. Proceeds from this event will also go directly towards supporting NISA, a local mental health organization as well as the Mood Disorder Society of Canada.

If you’d like to help us reach our goal and donate to a great cause, please click the link below:

https://mdsc.akaraisin.com/ui/DD2022/t/74121483efe6435897b15387ee279367

A few mental health stats:

  • Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in Canada
  • While 1 in 5 Canadians will suffer this year with their mental health, it reflects approximately 15% of Canada’s health care burden and receives only 7% of all health care funding
  • Depression has a huge impact on our youth and seniors; nearly every Canadian family is affected.
  • At its most severe, depression can lead to suicide. There are approximately 4,000 suicides in Canada every year —11 people each day

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