The Hope in the Darkness Walk for Youth Mental Health is a national mental health initiative for young people led by police officers. The walk promotes a message of hope and empowerment for youth.
Intended to be a call to action for police officers that have worked with youth in crisis, Hope in the Darkness provides an opportunity for officers to meet with young people and listen to their stories along the way. With support from across the country, Hope in the Darkness works with schools, youth groups, Indigenous communities, mental health services and families.
Hope in the Darkness Founder Kevin Redsky with a background working with youth in crisis, and has personally lived the struggle with mental health as a young person. Working with youth and missing person cases, Kevin is compelled to take a stand on youth mental health by showing young people that we all can take action and provide support.
2018 Hope in the Darkness Report
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