Thank you to everyone who helped to make Mental Health in Motion 2021 a success!
Don't forget to mark your calendars for next year, June 12th, 2022!
Where does all the donation money go?
Mental Health in Motion raises awareness and funds that make a transformational impact in our community!
MOBYSS - Mobile York South Simcoe (pronounced mo-bies) is Ontario’s first and only mobile health clinic for youth ages 12 to 25. MOBYSS travels to where youth are in York Region &South Simcoe, offering free support for mental health, physical health, and sexual health support.
MOBYSS supports our youth wherever they are in their journey. Your support creates stories of hope, stories like Ryan's:
‘Ryan’ is a youth in York Region who recently had a friend die by suicide. He was having a lot of feelings of guilt and anger. He didn’t know what to do. Ryan started experiencing anxiety and depression. He no longer wanted to spend time with his friends or participate in hockey and indoor soccer games with his teammates. Ryan was feeling lost and confused.
Luckily, Ryan knew he had at least one safe place to talk - MOBYSS. He opened up with the Youth Mental Health Worker on board, sharing his anger, guilt, confusion, depression, and anxiety. He also shared that he was contemplating suicide himself.
Ryan felt listened to on MOBYSS. He developed a plan of self-care with the Youth Mental Health Worker, one that helps him navigate his grief while giving him a glimmer of hope.
Ryan continues to visit MOBYSS and make progress. He’s back at school, playing hockey again with his teammates, and spending time with this friends. They’re even talking of ways to honour their friend who died by suicide, by riding in Mental Health in Motion.
Thanks to people like you, who care about the community and take the time and energy it requires to give back, Ryan got the help he needed.
On behalf of this youth who now has a future to build on we say THANK YOU!
Each MOBYSS visit costs $250. We need your support to continue to provide mental health support to so many struggling youth. Did you know that 75% of all adults report the onset of their mental illness in adolescence? Every $250 raised could potentially make the difference in saving a youth’s life like Ryan.
You can learn more about the bus at www.mobyss.ca
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