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With the support of his family, Eric left his career in the corporate world to volunteer full time with The Jack Project.
In the fall of 2012 With the online chat and mobile app up and running at Kids Help Phone, The Jack Project transitioned to Queen’s University, making it possible to work directly with student leaders to develop youth-inspired, youth-led initiatives to decrease stigma and improve mental wellbeing on campuses.
For a generation of young people raised on the internet, social media, and text messaging, the traditional approach to mental health awareness and stigma reduction just isn’t working. Halfway through the year, Jack’s grades dropped, he stopped going to classes and he spent more time in his dorm room with the door shut.
Like many young people, Jack couldn’t reach out for help. Jack’s loss devastated his family, shocked the Queen’s community and started a movement.
We scaled up quickly, recruiting new project staff, an operations manager and a fundraiser.
With The Jack Project here to stay, it was time to make it official.