Travis James’ #StacheTheStigma Campaign Raising Funds and Awareness for Thumbs Up Foundation

One year ago today, Travis James made a suicide attempt due to overwhelming stresses, but thankfully survived. In the past year, he has been involved with Thumbs Up Foundation and become a strong advocate for mental health and addressing the stigma that surrounds it.

In August 2020, he began as a Harmonized Health Client. He continues to work with Thumbs Up through his #StacheTheStigma fundraiser that he initiated in support of Thumbs Up and to help raise awareness for mental health and addiction. He will be growing out his moustache and selling #StacheTheStigma T-shirts until May 24.

“Thumbs Up Foundation has been an amazing support system for me and to help me get my life back on track”

Travis shares that a big part of his recovery process is sharing his story to raise awareness and hopefully inspire people to take their mental health seriously. When we asked Travis if he might be interested in participating in a video interview, he was courageous and gracious enough to agree. His story has also been shared by Airdrie Today.

If you would like to make a donation in honour of Travis’ 1-year anniversary since his suicide attempt, please click the button below.

A big thank you to Stephen & Izzy for creating the video, as well as Airdrie Today for sharing this story.