BY JASMINE KAPOOR
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction organization that serves as a hospital as well as a research centre. This organization works hard to help improve the lives of those dealing with mental health and addiction issues. Thanks to them, Canada is learning more about these issues, and improving as a nation.
CAMH is a Canada wide challenge with a goal to inspire hope for all who are affected by mental illness. Since 1 in 5 Canadians experience mental illness every year, One Brave Night is a time to inspire those living with mental illness, as well as those who know people with mental health issues.
On April 6th, MD participated in the event during periods 3 and 4. By the cafeteria, a table was set up that had CAMH pamphlets and tools to help those dealing with mental health issues. The table also had free food and CAMH products such as pens and notebooks that students could take free of charge. As for the wellness component of the challenge, there were also colouring pages that anyone could take to either complete in their own time or go to the library where there were colouring utensils people could use to unwind and relax.
Overall, MD’s One Brave Night was a success and the school looks forward to continuing the event in the future and making it even better! It was a great way to raise awareness of mental wellness, but most importantly, a reminder that wellness should be a top priority for all of us in not only the MD community, but everywhere.