Stronger ; Together - Support My Walk for Mental Health
Did you know that 1 in 5 people experience symptoms of mental illness each year? That is incredibly high.
In fact, every day in Australia, 8 people will die by suicide. Again, way too high.
Mental illness can be debilitating and can have a devastating impact on not only those living with it, but those around them. I know this first hand - being diagnosed with a Panic Disorder, Social Phobia and Bipolar Disorder, I live everyday in a battlefield. But with support, education and the right help, I am stable and thriving.
This October, I’ll be taking part in One Foot Forward to show people living with mental illness that they are not alone - I see you - and you are worthy of happiness. It can be better.
Early on in my mental health journey, I felt overwhelmed and lost. The resources provided by the Black Dog Institute gave me an easy to understand foundation. I'm walking to raise funds to support crucial mental health research and support services to help Australians impacted by mental illness and suicide, just like me.
It would mean so much to me if you'd support my walk this October.
Together, we can create a mentally healthier world, for everyone.