On September 17th, I am proud to be participating in the RBC Race for the Kids for the 3rd year. I'm doing the easy part by running 5 km - youth that benefit from this program have the hard work dealing with mental illness every day.
I continue to be amazed that there are an estimated TWO MILLION young people in Canada alone that are struggling with mental health issues such as an anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, depression or addiction; yet only one in five will get specialized treatment.
What is really important is that 80% of young people that receive the right treatment will get better! The Family Navigation Program exists because of the RBC Race for the Kids and donors like you. More than 1,200 families have already been helped by this program. I hope that I can count on your support to reach my goal of raising $5,000.