If you know me, you know that I have personally struggled with depression and anxiety. I work every day to become better equipped at managing my mental health but I couldn't always do this naturally and on my own. I saw counselling, I saw doctors and at a point where my thoughts were frighteningly dark, I took medication to function and have a will to live.
I am beyond grateful to have had access to these resources, for if I hadn't, I'm not sure where I would be today. Sadly, access to resources and support is often not available when needed. Wait times for counselling and therapy can go up to 6 months - 1 year (and are especially long for youth). Especially for those who are feeling desperate, this can sometimes be too late.
Please take a moment to donate to CAMH so that we can improve the access to help for those who need it and increase the research that goes into long term betterment of mental health and education. Every dollar counts.
In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. With a dedicated staff of more than 3,000 physicians, clinicians, researchers, educators and support staff, CAMH offers outstanding clinical care to more than 34,000 patients each year.
This funding will help to provide support to those in need and research to create a healthier and more educated community.