Jade Dulle uses her childhood love of cycling to raise money and awareness for mental health initiatives.

Jade Dulle has always loved cycling. This year, she went on a life-changing ride to remember. Recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety, Jade realized how difficult it was to get treatment as she went through long wait lists and experienced a lack of resources. Determined to make a difference, Jade created Jade’s Ride For Mental Health to raise money and awareness for mental health initiatives. This spring, Jade, her partner Courtney, and her father Calvin successfully made the journey from Willow Creek, Saskatchewan to Creighton, Saskatchewan—a 1,300-km ride. Despite cold and rainy weather, wind gusts of 90km/h and fatigue, Jade conquered the distance and raised over $25,000 for the Saskatoon Canadian Mental Health Association. Recently accepted to pre-social work classes at the University of Regina, Jade is now looking to her next opportunity to support others living with mental health issues.