Raising Awareness for Childhood Anxiety & Depression

Raising Awareness for Childhood Anxiety & Depression

From Lindsay Gee

1 in 5 children battle mental illness & less than 20% get the help they need. I am working to raise awareness for childhood mental health. Please donate or join the challenge today! Challenge Begins May 12!

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My son and I have had one heck of a year battling his childhood anxiety and depression. During this year I've learned a great deal about the support needed for our kids battling, slaying and fighting to succeed against mental illness. 

During my son's battles, I also realized the toll it takes on the people who are the "safe place" during crises. These "Support Warriors" want to do what's best for their loved one, but with a lack of resources available, one is often left feeling inept, uneducated, judged, heart-broken and shattered. There is little to no support for those who stand beside the mental health warriors and this also needs to change. 

I've made it my mission to find resources to educate and to inspire others to learn more about two things: 1) The lack of education about childhood mental illness and 2) The lack of resources for families with a child/brother/sister/mom/dad/friend (the list goes on) combatting any type of mental illness.

We were put on waitlists and waited over 6 months to get our child help while he was in crisis. 6 months. I emailed. I pushed. I phoned. I demanded. 

So, now I will do that for others. 

I will email, push, phone and demand help. The money you donate here will be used to support organizations such as Buddy Check for Jesse, Head & Heart SK, #EndTheStigma and other non-profit organizations helping to educate Canadians on the battle that is childhood mental illness.

There are TWO ways to donate:

1) You can simply donate using the "DONATE NOW" button on this page and your money will be put towards raising awareness for childhood mental health.

OR

2) You can PARTICIPATE in the 50 for 50 pushup challenge. This means you commit to 50 pushups for 50 days and during that time, you help raise money through your own fundraiser links to this campaign. I'd LOVE for you to join this challenge! 

C'mon...let's do it! Let's raise money, awareness, support, love and kindness for all the kids and families that are standing side-by-side, swords raised, souls tired yet still fighting the illness that is childhood anxiety and depression. 

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