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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.

On behalf of this youth who now has a future to build on we say THANK YOU!

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.


You rode, ran, and walked for someone like Ryan, a loved one, your community, and yourself. Thank you!

Where does all the donation money go?

Ride Don’t Hide raises awareness and funds that make a significant impact in our community!

  • MOBYSS–  Mobile York South Simcoe (pronounced mo-bies) is Ontario’s first mobile health clinic for youth ages 12 to 25. MOBYSS travels to where youth are in York Region & South Simcoe! You can learn more about the bus at mobyss.ca
  • Housing Support – to assist even more people in the Toronto area with safe, affordable living, offering them independence and increased opportunity to work.
  • Grants – to provide further educational and entrepreneurial bursaries to individuals on the path of recovery in Toronto.
  • Holiday Gift Program – to provide up to 6000 individuals in Toronto who feel isolated during the holidays with gifts, companionship and hope.


For more information and event sponsorship please contact:  Heather Croft, Director of Philanthropy

CMHA York and South Simcoe

Canadian Mental Health Association

1101 Nicholson Road, Unit 5, Newmarket ON  L3Y 9C3

T 905-841-3977


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    Judy Brunton


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    Beth Beattie


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    Susan Mendes de Franca


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