Rosario Ortiz Castillo

Hi, my name is Rosario and I'm putting One Foot Forward Together for mental health

On 29 May 2021, I will put One Foot Forward Together and walk with my community in Sydney for Black Dog Institute to support mental health.

In 2018 I experienced a nervous breakdown that declined my mental health and affected my daily functioning. I couldn't bring myself to get out of bed, I locked myself in a dark room and neglected my nutrition and couldn't even bring myself to take a shower...

If it weren't for medication, the help of a psychologist and the support of loved ones I wouldn't be here. But I am not the only one who battles with mental illness.

One in five Australians are affected by mental illness each year, and roughly 60% of people with a mental illness do not seek help. And for most it is because of either a lack of education or lack of affordable resources and support.

This is where Black Dog Institute is doing its best to reach out to those in need: that by creating this fundraiser they are raising awareness for all of us who struggle.

Why a walking fundraiser though? Well, even just walking for one hour a week can help prevent depression, and walking at One Foot Forward Together helps to remove the stigma around mental illness whilst create a mentally healthier world.

Please donate today. Whatever you can spare will make a MASSIVE difference.

If you want to join me, please do! The more the merrier. Just click on the homepage for more info!

Thank you SO MUCH!

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Rosario Ortiz Castillo



So proud of you for supporting this amazing initiative!! <3