21 Nov Get Your Plaid On and Support Children’s Mental Health
#ProjectPlaid launched in 2019 after the tragic loss of Amelia Durocher to suicide. Taking quick action with a resolve to not let this happen to other kids and families, Amelia loved to wear plaid and her mom Shanta created #ProjectPlaid. It not only helped her cope, it quickly became a connection for those who were struggling and it’s now a mental health movement. November is plaid month and Shanta’s goal is to elevate awareness of suicide prevention, help kids talk to their friends about their mental health. Project Plaid is also hopes to raise $30,000 for youth mental health programs at Pathstone Mental Health in Niagara.
Approximately 4,000 people die by suicide each year in Canada, one quarter of them are youth between the age of 15-24. For every death it’s estimated that 25 people will make an attempt.
If are thinking about suicide or are a parent concerned about your child, call the Pathstone crisis services line 1-800-263-4944 – 24/7.
You can also get immediate support by calling or texting the Kids Help Phone.