RBC has a long-standing, proud tradition of supporting the communities in which we live and work. On September 22, 2019, I am very excited to be participating in the third annual RBC Race for the Kids in Calgary at Heritage Park.
As many as 2 million young people in Canada are struggling with mental health issues such as an eating disorder, anxiety disorder, depression or addiction: yet only 1 in 5 will get the help they need. We need to come together and create the kind of change that matters most.
There is no shortage of research and findings that show conclusively that our youth today are facing more mental health challenges than ever before. By sponsoring this run, you are helping us to help youth find the mental health support they need, especially when they need it most.
We have a responsibility to our youth. Lets make it okay to ask for help, create dialogue that will inspire conversations,and raise awareness in our communities. Removing the stigma attached to mental illness helps to create hope and bright futures for our youth.
Together we can transform youth mental health.