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My target 100 kms
I'm stepping up for youth mental health!
This Mental Health Week, I'm challenging myself to walk for mental health and suicide prevention. I'm inspired by the life-changing work of Youth Focus and want to support the cause by participating in Walk for Me.
I have been suffering with mental health for quite sometime now…I think 10+ years, I used to be ashamed about it but now I have accepted it.
Mental health can hit you all of a sudden, for example: It’s the middle of the day, you’re surrounded by friends and the sun is out. But something isn’t right. There is this feeling, a very uncomfortable feeling in your mind, in the pit of your stomach. You want to leave and go somewhere that is quiet and dark. You are being consumed. Consumed by your own thoughts. So dark and so horrid, you are afraid. It’s wrecking you from the inside out.
But what can you do? Suffer? That’s what many of us do and did. But sometimes the suffering gets too much. You can’t handle the darkness that’s pulling you into an eternal abyss and you decide that the only way to stop the darkness is to join it.
That feeling you have in the pit of your stomach when you are about to do something that makes you nervous? That’s how anxiety feels. It’s how living with a mental illness feels. It runs our lives and we can’t stop it. Admitting to someone that you have a problem is probably the hardest thing to do. Admitting to my fiancé that I have Mental Health was one of the biggest things I have done in my life where I was not lying to myself.
Now, you might ask, where am I going with this? Well, No matter what the illness, no one is ever alone, no matter how lonely it seems. All those suffering deep inside, pushing those feelings to the back of your brain, the bottom of your heart, please keep on living. Please remember that no matter how distant your future may seem, no matter how distant love may seem, it will always be there. Never lose hope; I know it’s easy to. We are rocks in a sea of chaos; we cannot let every storm knock us around. We simply mustn’t.
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My pledge to walk for mental health
Uploaded a photo
Shared my page
Received first donation
Raised $150 for youth mental health
Raised $300 for youth mental health
Halfway to fundraising goal
Raised $500 for youth mental health
Achieved fundraising goal
Logged my first KM
50% of KM goal
Thank you to my Sponsors
Mum & Dad Ferre