Founded by university students in 2017, we saw first hand how many people our age were dealing with mental health issues. Therefore, we set out to not only represent all the great things that being from the 519 stands for, but also make a difference in the community by donating 10% of our proceeds back to mental health initiatives at FEMAP. Since the beginning of this year we have donated over $1,000 to local mental health initiatives as well as $3,000 worth of clothing to local initiatives.
FEMAP is a donor funded program helping older teens and young adults (age 16-25) with mood and/or anxiety symptoms. They provide a safe and confidential place for youth to get help early, before symptoms begin to disrupt lives. However, with an increasing number of patients, their wait times have also increased to nearly 9 months. Through our donations and raising awareness for mental health we hope to eliminate the wait period giving patients immediate access to the help they need.