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The Dare to be Vulnerable Project

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Introduction: Breaking the Silence, Fostering Courageous Conversations

Welcome to the Dare To Be Vulnerable Project's GoFundMe page, where we're on a mission to break the silence and bust the stigma surrounding mental health. Our project is driven by the belief that sharing our mental health stories is a powerful way to let those struggling in silence know they are not alone.

Why Dare To Be Vulnerable?

In a society where mental health challenges are prevalent, we advocate for the importance of asking for help and navigating a path to healing. By challenging stigma and fostering courageous conversations, we aim to save lives. A staggering 60% of people surveyed believe that stigma and discrimination are more damaging than their mental health symptoms. For 35%, stigma has led to abandoning hopes, dreams, and ambitions. This underscores the urgency to address mental health openly.

The Impact of Your Support

Did you know that 75% of suicides are carried out by men, while women attempt suicide three to four times more often? We firmly believe that mental health can no longer be a hushed topic. Through digital stories, community events, workplace learn-and-learns, and workshops, Dare To Be Vulnerable is committed to fostering conversations around mental health journeys.

How We Operate

Dare to be Vulnerable operates as a not-for-profit Social Enterprise, generating funds through sponsorships, social impact partnerships, workplace activities, and platforms like this GoFundMe page. Your generosity is essential in enabling us to carry out our vital work, creating spaces where individuals can share their stories, heal, and grow.

Your Impact in 2023

In the year 2023, the contributions from our community have already made a tremendous impact. Funds raised have been channeled into producing digital courageous conversations and community events, reaching nearly 600 people. These initiatives foster connections that have the power to transform lives.

Join Us in Fostering Courageous Conversations

Your support is not just a donation; it's a catalyst for change. It empowers us to provide a safe space for individuals to engage in courageous conversations about mental health. Together, we can break down the barriers of silence and build a community where everyone feels heard, understood, and supported.

Donate Today: Be the Change You Want to See!

Join the Dare To Be Vulnerable movement by making a donation today. Your contribution will directly impact lives, fostering conversations that make a difference. Together, let's create a world where mental health is embraced, and no one feels alone in their journey.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Susan Blain
Founder, Dare to be Vulnerable



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  • Kimberly Stone
    • $50 
    • 27 d
  • Barbara Streiftau
    • $50 
    • 27 d
  • Michaela Starling
    • $50 
    • 27 d
  • Cheryl Netterfield
    • $50 
    • 27 d
  • Andrew Pye
    • $54 
    • 27 d
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Susan Blain
Organizer
Ottawa, ON

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