Four years after my suicide attempt, it's time to give back.
Four years ago... I attempted to take my own life.
Back in 2017, my struggle with suicidal depression was all too real. It wasn't that I wanted to die, but more that I felt like I had no choice.
It was like a black hole, sucking me towards one inevitable fate & I felt powerless to stop it.
Luckily, I had the support of friends & family to help me through this dark time. I was able to get therapy & bolster my ability to deal with this sickness that had overtaken my mind.
I was lucky... For many others in my position, however? Their fortunes may not be as bright.
It's something I've thought about often as my condition improved, and now four years later, I feel like it's my turn to give back.
I've partnered with Anytime Fitness & R U OK to help raise money for those who were in my position those four long years ago. From May 15th-22nd.
I've set a goal for $250 & I intend to run 10km to affect change, accompanied by the lovely & supportive Mirjana Unikowski.
Life served me a fortunate hand when the chips were down, so now it's my turn to give back to the 65,000 Australians who attempt to take their lives every damn year.
Received 5 Donations
Updated Profile Pic
Shared My Page
Reached Fundraising Goal
50% to KM Target
Logged First KM
Reached KM Goal
Halfway to $ target
Created Fundraising Page
Back in one piece.Sunday 16th May
Halfway there... Frozen beyond compare.areSunday 16th May
It has begun...Sunday 16th May
Thank you!!!Saturday 15th May Honestly, when I set up this page a couple of days ago, I had no idea what to expect.
I kept the numbers at default because I figured $250 would be a realistic (if challenging) goal, but not twelve hours after I shared this page on social media & without a single shoe having yet hit the ground, you guys have blown it out of the water!
Both me & Jana have shot right passed our initial goals, and that's all thanks to you guys.
That's over $600 raised for Suicide awareness and prevention. Well done, guys!
Tomorrow, it'll be our turn. 10km across Lake Burley Griffin, and you bet we'll be documenting our progress & continuing to accept donations until the nth hour.
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Thank you to my Sponsors
Cristian And Trina