1 in 5 people will be affected by Mental Illness in their lifetime. Suicide is the leading cause of non-accidental death of youth in this country. The Edmonton Mental Health Awareness Committee is a Society established in July 2015 to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental illness. We do this by producing events that promote inclusion, diversity, hope and inspiration for those living with and loving someone with mental illness. Composed completely of volunteers, to date we have raised $66,000 for local non-profits. We rely solely on the generosity of sponsors, donations and gifts in kind to do the work we do.
We want to thank you for your support in #YEGSEMICOLON. This event will forever and always be our signature event, our brainchild, our heart and soul. This year, we’re doing things differently. We will nevertheless continue our work towards fighting the stigma surrounding mental illness.