Students from Regina’s Sheldon Williams Collegiate will take part in the second annual Awake-A-Thon tonight.
This year their goal is to raise 15-thousand dollars for Mobile Crisis Regina and help end the stigma surrounding mental health and speaking out about its issues.
Zave Goetz, a student administrator for the event, says anyone is able to donate.
Goetz says dealing with mental health issues alone can be just as hard as the sickness itself.
“Not everyone has someone they can talk to or look up to,” said Goetz. “So, trying to figure it out on your own can be very overwhelming. We need to — as a school and as a community — help others realize it’s okay to talk.”
Participants team up into groups of four to eight and needed to raise 100 dollars each to participate.
Students will try to stay awake from 8:00 Friday morning until 8:00 in the morning on Saturday.