You’ve likely heard that 1 in 5 people will experience a mental health illness or challenge each year. That means even if you haven’t personally struggled with a mental health illness or challenge, you probably know someone who has. Mental health issues indirectly affect every Canadian. And out of the 1 in 5 people who will struggle with mental health this year, only 20% will actually receive treatment according to CMHA Kelowna.
However, 5 out of 5 of us have mental health that needs to be celebrated, protected and promoted. Mental health plays an important role in being able to live a meaningful life, work productively, build strong relationships and give back to the community. So, this May we’re challenging you to #GETLOUD about the importance of mental health. May 7th to 13th is mental health awareness week.
Here at Hiilite Web Design and Marketing SEO, SEM Agency in Kelowna, we’ve started a fundraising initiative alongside members of the community and we’re challenging other businesses, universities and schools to support the Canadian Mental Health Association in Kelowna (CMHA).
How can you get involved and help support mental health awareness and the CMHA?
By wearing a onesie.
That’s right, a onesie. We’re challenging you to wear your favourite onesie to work or school during mental health week! Help us raise awareness and funds by taking the following steps:
- Make a donation to the CMHA (follow this link http://hiil.it/2H8BxUu)
- Post a photo of yourself wearing your onesie to social media
- Challenge three friends to do the same
You can also hashtag #GETLOUD and #GetYourOnesieOn to join the conversation.
If social media isn’t your thing, you can choose to join us for an hour-long walk on May 10th at noon. Bring your onesie and meet us at Stuart Park by the bear. Again, you can donate in advance here or bring $10 or more and donate at Hiilite on May 10th, just mark the envelope CMHA. Any amount of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.
So, are you ready to #GetYourOnesieOn in support of mental health awareness? Mark your calendar, tell your friends and choose to wear your onesie to support our community and the amazing efforts of our local CMHA Kelowna.
If you have questions, feel free to email [email protected]