KEYCHAINS FOR MENTAL HEALTH - Supporting Mental Health Initiatives in Canada
Issues with Mental Health is a topic that is very close to my heart as I, along with many friends and family members, have struggled with it. Unfortunately, in 2020, it seems as though it's still a taboo topic, and one that does not receive as much attention as other health care issues. For this reason, I want to support initiatives and organizations in our Canadian communities along with bringing awareness to the importance of mental health and wellness.
I've decided to sell keychains in the shape of a semi-colon. All proceeds from the sales of these keychains will be donated back into the community.
I want to thank all those who choose to help support me in this, as well as Canadian Acrylic Blanks for helping by donating part of the materials!
WHY A SEMICOLON?
Some of you may know the story of the semicolon, but for those who don't, this I why I chose the symbol:
- In 2013, Amy Bleuel founded Project Semicolon, an initiative to bring global awareness and providing support for those struggling with mental health, suicide, addiction and self-injury. She stated: “It represents continuance. Authors usually use the semicolon when they choose not to end the sentence. You are the author and the sentence is your life, and you’re choosing to continue.” (Psycology Today, 2016). It has become a symbol for mental health awareness, so I felt it was appropriate to use!
All profits from each keychain will be donated back to a mental health organization. The funds that will be retained from each sale will only be to cover the costs of the hardware and materials, and shipping. Therefore, $10 from each keychain sold will be donated back into our community.
WHICH ORGANIZATION WILL RECEIVE THE DONATIONS?
All proceeds from keychains sold between July-September 2020 will be donated to Kids Help Phone.
"Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 national service offering bilingual (English and French) professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people" (Kids Help Phone, 2020) For more information, please visit: https://kidshelpphone.ca
Thank you again for helping to make a difference!
*please note that I will be making one (1) lump sum donation on September 30th, 2020 or when 50 keychains have sold, whichever comes first.