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Approximately 30% of children across Canada are overweight or obese. Staying active is a very important part of our lives, and access to fitness facilities is limited, especially in Charlotte County. Tackle Mental Health hosts exercise clinics that emphasize the importance of being physically active and how it benefits mental health. Endorphins are chemicals your body will release when it feels pain or stress or when you exercise to make these encounters less painful. Endorphins help relieve pain, reduce stress and improve your sense of well-being from doing pleasurable things.
About 25 % of Canadian youth, or 1 in 4 children, suffer from one of the many mental illnesses. Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a common and serious medical illness that affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. In 2019, 27% of all hospitalizations in youth were due to a mental health concern. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these numbers skyrocketed.
Anxiety is another common disorder that Canadians struggle with every day. Anxiety is the feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, usually about an upcoming event or something with an uncertain outcome. Although these feelings and symptoms can be seen physically in elevated blood pressure, they typically aren't noticeable to everyone.
In Canada, more than 80 people die each year from overexposure to the cold. Tackle Mental Health will continue to provide Indigenous communities across Canada with winter care packages for their youth through our fundraising events. Partnering with local companies, we want to showcase reconciliation while working together to assist those needing warm clothing.
It is estimated that there are 80,000 residential school survivors living across Canada today.
The need for the improvement of reconciliation does not need to be explained; the attempt to wipe the Indigenous culture from history is something we cannot take back, but we can move forward and come together as one Canadian family. Tackle Mental Health is determined to unite Canadians and show that we are happier and stronger together. It is essential to reflect on the terrible events that uprooted our Indigenous people and to show them that we are here for them now, unitedly. Tackle Mental Health will embark across Canada on the Minawaanigozi Reconciliation Initiative.
Tackle Mental Health will embark across Canada, dedicating its travels to reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities through mental health awareness and exercise/sport.