I’ve had friends take their lives, others who can’t get out of bed because of depression and some who suffered anxiety induced panic attacks while trying to fall asleep.
At times over the last couple of years I’ve personally felt anxious and depressed to the point where it’s started to affect my habits, personality and ability to make healthy decisions. Out of these instances help was sort as the exception.
I want to help reduce the stigma around mental health and ensure those people who are struggling can find the strength to reach out. Our brains like every other organ in our bodies are susceptible to illness and just like any other sickness it’s not weakness to seek help, it’s the smart and right thing to do.
So that’s why I want to complete this ride; firstly to test my mind and secondly to help reduce the stigma around mental health and the problems associated with it.