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!