On May 8, my nephew Sean would have turned 30 years old. Tragically, his struggle with schizophrenia was more than he could bear and he died by suicide last year.
To be honest, I feel a bit awkward right now asking for donations – but no matter what’s going on in the world, the need for youth mental health programs and services doesn’t go away.
So, even during these very trying times…or because of these very trying times, I’m participating in the virtual Mental Health in Motion 2021 and fundraising for MOBYSS – Ontario’s first and only mobile mental health clinic for youth 12-25 years old.
Yes, they’re working differently, remotely on the phone, by text or Zoom, but they’re still working. Every day young people reach out to the staff, needing counselling because they are anxious, angry, depressed, feeling alone, disconnected or suicidal. Because they miss their friends and all the milestones of graduation and school, or their home life in is chaos, or they don’t have a home anymore.
Thank you for reading all this! I'm sure you have your own favourite charities, but if you would you consider making a donation to help these kids who are hurting, please click on the "Donate" button above. Many thanks! Lynda