Change Agents help stop mental illness from destroying lives.
One in five Canadians experience mental illness in any given year. That means someone you know is affected—a friend, a colleague or a family member. By becoming a Change Agent, you are letting them know you will be with them every step of the way on their road to recovery.
A life-saving, recurring monthly gift to CAMH will immediately fuel world-leading discoveries in brain science and clinical care, improve public awareness of mental illness, and support the most urgent hospital needs.
I know two people under the age of 25 who died by suicide. I believe wholeheartedly that supporting research is imperative, as is stopping the stigma around mental illness and suicide.
Toronto’s Dilesha Stelmach is proud to tell others that she is a Change Agent. “I find that the more people share, the more others change their mentality towards mental health.”
She has been a Change Agent since October 2015. “I joined because as a young professional, I know two people under the age of 25 who died by suicide. I believe wholeheartedly that supporting research is imperative, as is stopping the stigma around mental illness and suicide.“
For Dilesha, being a Change Agent is more than her monthly donation or wearing the t-shirt. “It's about striking down negative conversations around mental health through positive education.” Delisha is most proud of the impact that her support has on research. “This is an easy area to ignore. This is my way to helping to change that.”
What does it mean to be a Change Agent?
Being a Change Agent is more than a monthly gift. It’s a commitment to stopping mental illness from destroying lives. It is speaking up for those who can’t and shattering the stigma around mental illness. It’s a message of hope for everyone who turns to CAMH for help. Change Agent support ensures that the most urgent needs at CAMH are met, while funding the groundbreaking research needed to develop the treatments of tomorrow.