Ten years ago the fabulous team of doctors, nurses and staff at Sunnybrook Hospital saved my life during my first major depressive episode.
This fall I was invited to give back through the RBC Run For the Kids, benefiting Youth Mental Health at Sunnybrook on the Youthdale Treatment Centre's team.
I raised just over $1,000.00, enough for the assessment and possible intake of four new patients! That is four lives to be saved, just like mine was.
My partner and I walked the 5km surrounded by 6,000 others in our category. Over 8,000 showed up to participate, including many young families. It was wonderful to see the next generation of stigma fighters already in action! They are learning young to be active, committed members of their communities as well as open minded about mental health.