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Mental Health Fundraiser
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Ended Sep 10, 2013
Having had a lot of first hand experience with mental illness, I want to start helping give back, to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).

In 2006 I was diagnosed with depression. Soon after, my father, who had been suffering from depression ...
Having had a lot of first hand experience with mental illness, I want to start helping give back, to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).

In 2006 I was diagnosed with depression. Soon after, my father, who had been suffering from depression for many years, took his own life. Of course this took a huge toll on friends and family. My depression spiralled out of control and I struggled for several years before later being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I spent some time in and out of hospital due to my bipolar, but since then I have made an almost full recovery and things are going well. I am starting to volunteer with the CMHA and have decided I also wanted to help raise funds for this association. Mental health doesn't have the recognition or support that it deserves, and I think anything that can be done to help would be very valuable.

Why the CMHA? Well, they help over 100,000 Canadians per year, both those with mental illness and families and friends who support people with mental illness. They have over 10,000 volunteers and staff members working regularly to help promote mental wellness and help those affected by mental illness. I believe they're a worthy cause who are at the grassroots trying to make as big a difference as they can.

In order to make things more interesting, and maybe inspire some donations, I will make some commitments based on levels of donations received.

Along the way to my goal amount of $1000, I will make fun of myself in various ways. Among my ideas are getting my chest waxed and my head shaved. I'm looking for other suggestions from you, that I can include every $100 or $200 along the way.

Even if I don't reach my goal amount, any amount raised is still very valuable and much appreciated. :) Even small donations are very graciously received!
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