In March 2020, Covid 19 changed our world in ways we never thought possible. Social isolation, physical distancing and increased levels of fear and uncertainty closed the doors in our community. Our hearts go out to all that have suffered, both directly and indirectly, as a result of the pandemic. As doors begin to re-open, we are confident that we will overcome these life altering experiences together.
Now, more than ever, The Cody Shepperd Project is committed to engaging our community and Stopping the Silence. Centre Wellington has been experiencing a mental health crisis among our youth since 2017 with the loss of nine lives to suicide within an eight month period. With increased trauma resulting from the impact of Covid 19, the crisis has worsened. Children’s helplines from kids experiencing anxiety and mental health concerns are reporting a 350% increase. We need to act now to prevent further loss and tragedy.
With your support, not only will we change more lives, we hope to save more lives.