100 shirts sold and a $100 donation to CMHA WW, with the hopes of many more donations. Tom Harman is the Founder of ‘Home By Nine’ a clothing company with a purpose to make an impact on waitlists and awareness about mental health. At age 28, Harman experienced his first panic attack, this was also the first time he found out his father had taken anti-depressants for most of his life. Like many, his father had been hesitant to speak about his own mental illness, Tom is speaking out about his own struggles to normalize and bring awareness.
“As I gracefully enter my 30’s the allure of nighttime social gatherings is fading, and like my father I have an increasing desire to always make sure I’m Home By Nine.” The Home By Nine project is in honour of his father and many others who experience mental illness.
Thanks to CMHA programs and services, Harman has been equipped with the tools to take control of his life again. While attended the ‘Youer Than You’ benefit, Harman heard a stat from our Executive Director Helen Fishburn that there are 3,200 people in our community alone that are awaiting treatment due to underfunded programs. This spurs his dedication to donating $1 from every one of his t-shirt sales to CMHA Waterloo Wellington. Thank you Tom for your donation and your bravery! We are so proud to be the recipient of your donation. Check out Home by Nine, by clicking here.
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