My name is Christina. I am 28 years old. I have a passion for raising awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. After my own battles through my adolescent years to early twenties with Depression and multiple suicide attempts she has come through. I am still on my journey although I am no longer battling those dark demons.
I know the importance of early intervention and want to make a difference. I am here today because of a great support network and organisations such as beyonblue.
The stigma plays a part in many not getting help, something Christina also faced.
Christina along with a handful of close friends and family, organises an annual fundraiser in support of beyondblue along with smaller activities throughout the year. You can keep up to date with the events and my journey via my Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/FundEventsChristina Here you can also find out more info on how to support our fundraising activities by coming along to an event, purchasing an Entertainment Book, becoming an event sponsor or even by donating an item to the auction or raffles. Please get in to touch if you would like to support us in any way. Our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2016 our fundraising efforts raised over $18K. I hope these events puts mental illness and suicide on the map and gets people talking so that mental illness is seen just as legitimate as cancer and other illnesses. The statistics are high and suicide is highest cause of death in those under 45 years old. Most importantly, I want people to know they are not alone and that seeking help early on is a sign of courage and that there are many resources and support available to them and that it is okay to not be okay. Let us work together to raise awareness and tear down the stigma!
Our next fundraiser in Melbourne is on 18 August 2017 - you can follow the updates here on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1802722010050117/
Please help me to help beyondblue by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about beyondblue, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!