You don’t even know them, yet you changed their life… boosted them up and guided them in a bright direction at the key moment when they may have lost their way… lost all hope.
‘Ryan’ is a youth in York Region who recently had a friend die by suicide. He was having a lot of feelings of guilt and anger. He didn’t know what to do. Ryan started experiencing anxiety and depression. He no longer wanted to spend time with his friends or participant in hockey & indoor soccer games with his teammates. Ryan was feeling lost & confused.
Luckily, Ryan new he had at least one safe place to talk - MOBYSS. He opened up with the Youth Mental Health Worker on board, sharing his anger, guilt, confusion, depression, and anxiety. He also shared that he was contemplating suicide himself.
Ryan felt listened to on MOBYSS. He developed a plan of self-care with the Youth Mental Health Worker, one that helps him navigate his grief while giving him a glimmer of hope.
Ryan continues to visit MOBYSS & make progress. He’s back at school, practicing hockey again with his teammates, and spending time with this friends. They’re even talking of ways to honour their friend who died by suicide, by riding in Ride Don’t Hide.
Because of the wide range of services MOBYSS provides, and as a result of people like you who care about the community and take the time and energy it requires to give back, Ryan got the help he needed.
Each MOBYSS visit costs $250. We need your support to continue to provide mental health support to so many struggling youth. Did you know that 75% of all adults report the onset of their mental illness in adolescence? Each $250 raised could potentially make the difference in saving a youth’s life like Sam.
Ride Don’t Hide raises awareness and funds that make a significant impact in our community!