We Huddle Up for every 1 in 5 Albertan affected by mental health issues. We believe in answers, education, community efforts and funding for proper diagnosis, treatment and support.
We believe in intervening early and keeping people connected, in having the hard, honest, open conversations that can raise awareness and save lives.
Together we’re changing the culture, levelling the playing field and de-stigmatizing mental health.
We believe in brighter days. In an Alberta where mental health is no longer an issue. In a Province famous for a record amount of sunshine, we won’t give up and go quietly into the darkness on this.
Tailgate for a Cause
Following up on the tremendous success of our September event, we want to continue our tradition of tailgating for a Calgary Stampeders playoff game.
This event will continue to raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention.
Each ticket purchased includes the following:
Ticket to Calgary Stampeders playoff game – either Nov 11th or 18th, TBD
Pre-game Tailgate Party
About Huddle Up For Suicide Prevention
Huddle Up kicked off in November 2016. We were grappling to make sense of the one year anniversary of our brother in-laws death due to suicide and wanted to take action. We had a goal to start building a community to remove the stigma associated with mental illness and suicide.
We kicked off an initiative in Calgary called Huddle Up for Suicide Prevention. We brought 75 people together to tailgate at the Stampeders game to cheer on our team and most importantly raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. Since initiation Huddle Up continues to build community in Calgary, and Edmonton.
We have learned that Huddle Up is much bigger than us – it is a way to honour the moms, dads, wives, husbands, sons, daughters, friends, coworkers, and loved ones who too have a gaping hole in their lives as a result of suicide.
Huddle Up is about raising awareness that these people who lost their fight were strong, loved, great parents, amazing children and caring individuals who just didn’t have the ability to keep fighting.
To get involved or to learn more please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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