We decided that we wanted to give back to something that had a special meaning to us. Mental Illness has a stigma and we hope that one day that stigma can be removed. Did you know that it is estimated that 1 in 5 Canadians will develop a mental illness at some time in their lives?
When our founder first heard about mindcheck through Kevin Bieksa who used to play for the Vancouver Canucks, she took a look at the website, read some of the stories, did the quizzes, and knew she wanted to be a part of this somehow! A few years later, here we are supporting the cause that hits very close to home to many of us.
mindcheck.ca is a teen and young adult-focused interactive website where visitors can check out how they’re feeling and connect to support early and quickly.
The goal of mindcheck.ca is to enable youth to identify mental health challenges early on and to take action to prevent them from becoming more serious.