THE NATIONAL RIDE FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Saturday, AUGUST 19 – 2023
AUGUST 19 – 2023
The Ride for Mental Health brings awareness to the unique mental health needs of our Veterans, First Responders and their families. RMH is an inclusive community focused cycling event fostering mental conversations and raising much needed funds in support of Wounded Warriors Canada’s mental health services.
Now more than ever, we are aware of the challenges and tragic impact mental health injuries have on our Veterans, First Responders and their families. The statistics present a stark reality for our country and highlight a need for action.
Out of 5,000 First Responders surveyed 44.5% screened positive for one or more mental health injuries.
Between 15% to 20% of firefighters suffer from post traumatic stress because of repeated workplace traumatic experiences.
Ontario has approximately 8,000 paramedics. Studies predict that operational stress injuries affects 22% of our paramedics.
In most police jurisdictions across Ontario, as many as 40% of calls involve persons with mental health issues.
CAF members released for medical reasons each year.
Average number of CAF Suicides per year from 2006-2016. This does not include Veterans.
REGISTER A TEAM OR AS AN INDIVIDUAL
CHOOSE YOUR DISTANCE & ROUTE
SET YOUR FUNDRAISING GOAL
SHARE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH JOURNEY