We can tell you this for certain: YOU gave Eve hope during one of the darkest times in her life. Her dark moment came when her twin daughters were 18 months old. She had struggled with mental health throughout her life. When her daughters were born, there were loads of people around and lots of help. She was on maternity leave and everything felt okay. But then, about a year later, everything just sort of came crashing down on her.
Eve hit rock bottom and knew she needed to be checked into the hospital right away. What she didn’t know at the time was that hitting rock bottom was also a new beginning. It was the beginning of hope.
You know what gives Eve hope? Knowing that people like you are out there, giving from your heart, to make sure people like Eve receive the best care possible.
People like you can give hope to those in their darkest moments. When they’ve exhausted all their options to improve their mental health but can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, we can give them hope, together.
Calgary Health Foundation can fund essential mental health initiatives, including a specialized adolescent eating disorders unit, and innovative, brain stimulation technology that has been shown to greatly impact patients who are suffering from severe depression. But we need your help.
87,000 Calgarians seek help for mental health issues each year.
20,000 Calgarians require emergency and/or inpatient care at one of Calgary’s four adult acute care hospitals.
There are 21,000-23,000 Emergency Department (ED) visits in Calgary each year for which the primary presenting problem is a mental health concern.