Viral video created by Jack.org Lambton College aims to raise mental health awareness


January 29, 2015

Viral video created by Jack.org Lambton College aims to raise mental health awareness
Viral video created by Jack.org Lambton College aims to raise mental health awareness

SARNIA, January 29, 2015 – In an ongoing effort to help raise awareness about mental health and end the stigma associated with mental illness, we wanted to share the following video on behalf of Jack.org Lambton College.

The one-minute video was released on Tuesday in anticipation of Bell Let’s Talk Day and has since reached almost 50,000 Facebook users and been viewed almost 2,400 times on YouTube. The video was also “favourited” on Twitter by fellow mental health advocate, Olympian and the face of Bell’s Let’s Talk campaign Clara Hughes, and retweeted by celebrities such as Emm Gryner (who gave the student group permission to cover her song “So Easy” in the video, which she co-wrote with Chris Hadfield), Theo Fleury, Sportsnet’s John Shannon, and Dragons’ Den’s Michael Wekerle.

Jack.org is a charitable organization founded in 2010 as the legacy of Jack Windeler, a student at Queen’s University who unexpectedly took his own life. In 2013, Lambton College launched its own Jack.org chapter, becoming the first college in Ontario to have a Jack.org framework on campus. The group focuses on opening up the conversation about mental health and encouraging young people to take care of themselves and their peers.

The group would like to encourage everybody to do their part and help end the stigma surrounding mental illness by sharing the video on their own social media channels.

Jack.org continues to share the message that “5 in 5” people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime, whether it is themselves or someone they care about.

By sharing this video, you will play a part in helping to break the silence and end the stigma.

http://youtu.be/esx34n3mFCo

Please use the hashtag #‎NotAlone5in5 when sharing the video.

Special thanks to lcpcanada.com for producing the video.

For more information on Jack.org please visit jack.org.


 For media inquiries or more information:

Jami Kloet
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Lambton College
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext. 3337
Mobile: 519-328-2081
Email: jami.kloet@lambtoncollege.ca