Virtual Moving For Mental Health Event
This year our Moving for Mental Health event is going virtual!
Record any activity from Oct 4th - 10th. How to register:
1) Download Strava App via App Store
2) Complete your profile
3) Search Clubs and find the Humber College Moving for Mental Health Awareness
4) Request to Join
5) Hit record and get moving! You can also record a workout or yoga class on the computer manually. So many ways to get involved this year.
*Early Bird Prize draw for a FitBit Versa Lite for just requesting access to the club.
*Daily Draw Prizes from Office of Sustainability, Athletics and Principals Office
*Ignite & Athletics will be giving the first 200 students a $30 gift card to either Sport Chek or Freshii for logging an activity Oct 4th - Oct 10th, 2020 Stay tuned to Instagram for details!
Students seeking Humber’s Counselling Services please click here: https://humber.ca/student-life/swac/health-counselling/counselling-services
Each year we look forward to the Mental Health Run as a great Lakeshore tradition. This year is a little different
but we are all in this together. This event seeks to shed light on Mental Health awareness and the stigma that plagues
over one in five Canadians every year. By holding events such as this in our community, we can do our part to show
solidarity to those who feel that they might not have any support otherwise. So what exactly are we moving for?
While millions of Canadians are affected by mental health illnesses, did you know that a majority of
those afflicted will choose not to seek treatment? One of the biggest reasons for this is the stigma that
surrounds mental health illnesses. Many people hide their illness out of fear of discrimination, isolation,
and being misunderstood by others. Individuals who don’t receive treatment face a risk of emotional
turmoil, self-harm, and in some cases, suicide.
This event is not only an excuse to be active, but an event to support all individuals that have to deal
with a stigma that surrounds their reality. By being active, we recognize that our society has a long
way to go before the stigma that surrounds mental health becomes a thing of the past. We will continue
to run this event in the hopes that we can help make a difference in how we look at and talk about
Interesting statistics from the Canadian Mental Health Society:
- Approximately 8 per cent of adults will experience depression at some point in their lives
- Anxiety disorders affect approximately 5 per cent of our population
- 60 per cent of individuals with a mental illness choose not to seek treatment
- Approximately 10 per cent of the Canadian population reported having substance abuse problems
- 10 per cent of Canadians have mood disorders
- It is estimated that up to 20 per cent of Canada’s youth age 15-24 will experience a mental health illness at some point in their lives
- Mental health affects people of all backgrounds, ages, income levels, and cultures
- By age 40, 50 per cent of Canadians will have experienced a mental health illness at some point