THIS IS WHAT

HOPE LOOKS LIKE.

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Hope. We can’t live without it, and yet we can’t touch it or see it. Or maybe we can?

To someone struggling with suicide, depression, anxiety, or other areas of mental health, hope looks a lot like you and me. A recent report shows that BC has the highest rate of ‘high risk’ residents with mental health issues in Canada (49%). We believe we can change this story, but we can’t do it alone.

We’ve set a goal of raising $70,000 to provide 700 counselling sessions to Okanagan residents in need.

 
 
 

By the time we reach 40 years of age, half of Canadians will have had or will develop a mental health problem.

  • 70 percent of serious mental health issues emerge before the age of 25.

  • More than one in four Canadians are at “high risk” of mental health issues. Millennials, women and people with low incomes are the most susceptible. BC has the highest rate of ‘high risk’ residents with mental health issues in the country at 49%, according to a new Ipsos report.

  • 46% of University students reported suffering from depression

  • Unemployment rates are as high as 70% to 90% for people with the most severe mental illnesses.

  • An estimated 84,000 children and youth in BC have a diagnosed mental disorder, yet less than one-third of those children who seek help are receiving mental health services. 

  • Canadians in the lowest income group are 3 to 4 times more likely than those in the highest income group to report poor to fair mental health

  • More than half of suicides involve people aged 45 or older.

HELP US #BEHOPE

 
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700 REASONS TO #BEHOPE

$70,000 will provide 700 counselling sessions for the year - ensuring that no one in the Okanagan has to fight alone in silence.


$70,000 - How will we get there? With your help. And it’s easier than you might think.

 
  • 292 individuals giving $20 monthly = $70,080

  • 700 individuals giving $100 once = $70,000

  • 70 local businesses giving $1,000 = $70,000

  • 7 local businesses giving $10,000 = $70,000

 
 
 
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EVERY DONATION IS DOUBLED

Thanks to private donors, every donation you make to Third Space is automatically doubled, which covers our operational costs. That means 100% of your donation goes directly towards helping someone get the counselling they need.

 
 
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
— DESMOND TUTU