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Mitchell Davis' Fundraiser:

Mitch's run with mud for Mental Health

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Event date August 19th
August 13, 2017

Just thought I'd let people know the date of the event is actually August 19th, not the 12th. it was originally scheduled for the 12th, but I  See more
Mitchell Davis

THE STORY:

Hello good people of the internet! My name is Mitchell Davis. Mental health and addictions has been a very prevalent force in my life for many years now. I am hesitant to share about my experiences with these issues, but I believe it is important for reducing stigma and raising awareness to include some details about how these things have and continue to affect my life. I hope if people can see someone they could relate to or may remind them of someone they know, then it might encourage them to seek help for themselves or someone else. I am now 24 years old, going on 25 later in the year. If I remember correctly I began seeking professional help for issues and feelings I did not understand when I was 18, although I remember experiencing symptoms long before that. While receiving help I still struggled to understand how much of my life it was affecting, and was resistant to the fact I could not manage it on my own. This resistance and denial led to unhealthy coping strategies including substance abuse. My mental illness and addictions affected school, work, relationships with family, relationships with friends, and everything in between. It was in December of 2014 where I would say I was at my worst that things concluded with a duration spent in a hospital. It was not the first time I was hospitalized but it ended up being the longest time I would spend there. After that is when I decided it was time for some real change, and I started my sobriety. As of July 2017 I have been clean and sober for over 2 years and 7 months. I can't say its been easy, and I continue to use the supports available to help me manage my illness. I have completed Tough Mudder the past two years, and decided this year that I would try to fund-raise for mental illness hoping it will help allow more support to those in need. I will leave it at that, and thank you for reading my story. 


Some quick facts on mental illness; 


In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health or addiction problem. 


Only one in three people suffering from a mental illness, and as few as one in four youth, reported having sought services and treatment. 


Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and woman from adolescence to middle age. 


Studies show that mental and physical health are linked, as problems in one are can often lead to problems in the other. 


With appropriate treatment and support, most people with mental illness will recover.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,410

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mitch

    $25

  • Chris

    $100

  • Paul

    $50

  • Silvia @ Karmacovery

    $100

  • Brenda Davis Fairclough

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Don Davis

    $100

  • Karen Davis

    $100

  • Janice & Mark Matheson

    $40

  • Bill & Muriel Coultes

    $50

  • Sue & Mark Poullos

    $25

  • The Cormier Family

    $100

  • Dave Keith

     

  • Rebecca Pachmann

    $50

  • Dianne and Dale Weber

    $50

  • Haley & Francesco

    $50

  • Amanda Pereira

    $25

  • Liv

    $50

  • Akintan Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Grandpa and Grandma Davis

    $100

  • The Blackmans

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

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The Team: $1,410 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

1 week ago

The Blackmans

The Blackmans

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

Grandpa and Grandma Davis

Grandpa and Grandma Davis

DONATION: $100

Congratulations on your fine effort for such a worthwhile cause. We are extremely proud and cannot help but think that Uncle Len is smiling as well :) Love xoxo 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 weeks ago

Akintan Family

Akintan Family

DONATION: $100

Thank you for spreading the word about Mental Health with your story. 3 weeks ago

Liv

Liv

DONATION: $50

Love you Mitch! 3 weeks ago

Amanda Pereira

Amanda Pereira

DONATION: $25

3 weeks ago

Haley & Francesco

Haley & Francesco

DONATION: $50

Mental health is very close to home for us and those suffering deserve more and way better support systems. I'm very happy to be donating in hopes that every little bit helps! Way to go Mitchell for doing all this! 3 weeks ago

Dianne and Dale Weber

Dianne and Dale Weber

DONATION: $50

Way to go Mitchell! For sharing your own personal experience and helping others by bringing awareness to mental health issues that affect so many people. 3 weeks ago

Rebecca Pachmann

Rebecca Pachmann

DONATION: $50

Congratulations Mitchell! Though we've never met, reading this makes me realize how truly strong and brave you are... no wonder your Mom loves you so much :) 3 weeks ago