My walk is dedicated to the memory of Mark Dawson
Support My Walk - Lets Talk Mental Health & Suicide Prevention!
Did you know that 1 in 5 people experience symptoms of mental illness each year?
In fact, every day in Australia, 8 people will die by suicide.
I can tell you, I've dealt with both and those numbers are FAR TOO HIGH!
Mental illness has sat me on my arse at times as well as having a devastating impact on not only those living with it, but those around them.
I'm one of the lucky ones, who has fought hard & had the right people at the right time, nearly always, to be the shoulder to cry on & ultimately, keep me on a better path.
This October, I’ll be taking part in One Foot Forward to show people living with mental illness that they are not alone. I'm here, our team is here & the many who truly know how important this is for the communitty in general are all speaking up to help as many prople as possible not succumb to the black dog!.
I'm walking to raise funds for the Black Dog Institute to support crucial mental health research and support services to help Australians impacted by mental illness and suicide.
It would mean so much to me if you'd support my walk this October. The money is important to assist with crucial services, but what means the most to me is seeing people instigate conversations in both ways. For those being reached out to, make those you care about comfortable enough to lean on you, and meet that lean with compassion & support. Sometimes all that is needed is an ear!
Together, we can create a mentally healthier world, for everyone. It starts by talking and knowing that there is ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY!!
Why I'm here!
Thank you to my Sponsors
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Margaret & Grant Oostendorp