‘Darkest earlier than daybreak’ occasion to boost psychological well being consciousness

CENTRE WELLINGTON — On Aug. 12, Scott McLelland can be working an occasion for psychological well being consciousness and help on the Grace Church property situated at 35 Farley Rd. in Fergus.

The occasion is known as “The Darkest Earlier than Daybreak – Evening stroll for psychological well being help and consciousness.”

The concept is to attract consciousness for applications and assets in the neighborhood for psychological well being and dependancy.

There can be a stroll held from 8:30pm to six:30am to represent what a person’s psychological well being can really feel like at occasions.

“It looks like strolling in the dead of night, your drained and you’re feeling like your strolling in circles. However on the finish of the evening, the solar rises and hope involves the person,” stated McLelland.

The stroll will even be serving as a fundraiser for Portage Ontario, which is a drug dependancy rehabilitation centre for youth out of Elora.

“I imagine that supporting our youth with the instruments and assets to beat dependancy and psychological well being points will solely higher Canada sooner or later,” stated the occasion organizer.

“We have to guarantee our youth have as many instruments as potential to permit them for achievement.”

He added he desires to convey as a lot consciousness for the applications and assets as potential so others are conscious of the choices accessible in the event that they want them.

McLelland stated that he has been personally going via issues recently however is happily mentally robust and has robust help from others.

Nevertheless, he acknowledged that life remains to be troublesome at occasions, which sparked the thought for the occasion.

The psychological well being advocate stated, “there must be a critical dialog concerning the assets that we want for our neighborhood and breaking the silence for folks.”

“[This event] is for anybody, and everybody,” defined McLelland.

“It’s a protected place and it’s there to encourage folks to really feel snug and to get the assistance that they want.”

You probably have questions concerning the upcoming occasion, you possibly can contact McLelland at (519) 994-7569 or [email protected].