Mental illness doesn’t discriminate – it affects 1 in 5 Australians every year with symptoms like depression and anxiety. The impact can be devastating, not only for those living with it, but for those around them.
Although I myself haven't had a big struggle with mental illness, I know for a fact that those I surround myself with, those closest to my heart and even you reading this right now may or may know someone that is fighting one of the toughest battles of their lives and I want to support you and them.
After battling crutches for a whole year, who knows when the next time I won't be able to walk again LMAO. So why wait for that moment and put my legs to good use and help make a change before it's too late.
On World Mental Health Day (Oct 10) I have decided to use my legs to run a solo 42km marathon and raise some funds for the Black Dog Institute - to support crucial mental health research and support services that help Australians impacted by mental illness and suicide.
So if you guys have some extra change to spare, whether it be big or small please feel free to drop a dolla or two... or more haha to help support those who are struggling with mental illness.
To those fighting the silent battles... YOU'RE NOT ALONE!
Thank you to my Sponsors
Trishia Deniele Barlahan
Mary Ann Climacosa
Jaylen & Chen