Run for Youth Suicide & Depression
We have been working with kids/teens and adults for a long time now and one of the things that is often prevalent when people come to us the battle people face with depression and suicide. This can be from bullying in school or online, issues in the home, at work or feeling like they don't fit in, isolated, alone. We want to show everyone that they are not alone and that we stand (or run) with them.
I have decided to run from Perth to Margaret River to raise much needed awareness so that we can hopefully gain momentum to work as a community to give support to those who need it.
I chose Margaret River as the final destination because the issue is not limited to one area, one group, one stereotype. It is diverse and it is not restricted to a postcode. So starting in the metro area all the way down through some of rural WA and the South West.
The plan will be to make stops in suburbs and towns along the way to talk with schools, groups and communities and share stories. Remember those who are no longer with us. We want to highlight some of the major issues that cause depression and suicide among youths and try to be part of a solution.
Funds raised through GoFundMe will go towards beyondblue
WELL DONE, and GOOD on YOU. If we can only get through to our YOUNG people before it is too LATE. That there is a better LIFE awaiting them just around the corner, and this will pass. It is that ride out the storm bit that is sooo hard. This lake that seems impossible to swim, get though over, right now will wither to a puddle in a little while, so just hang in there, and you will be rewarded, with a rich, and purposeful LIFE. Now I know you are going to say YEAH we have heard ALL of this before. But please believe me, and this very brave man this will pass. This is just how you are feeling right now. Take the hand of those whom have gone before you on this pathway. I myself have sturrgled for 12 years sometimes on my own. But mostly with the support of the BEST Husband in the World, and a Family that every parent could only wish for. I LOVE them with all My HEART. Because with their Families & some very Good Friends, plus some proffessional Help I have made in to the other SIDE, and this my Friends suffering in this Journey through LIFE is pure Magic!! Bless you ALL, and have faith in yourself. YOU WILL MAKE TO THE OTHER SIDE, if you BELIEVE in yourself. Take your LIFE back into YOUR own HANDS!! and you will heal YOUR SOUL. ONLY YOU CAN DO THIS I PROMISE YOU it WILL BE OK one DAY SOON. GOOD LUCK and GOD BLESS you my Friends on this pathway. Just Believe in yourself please. Love you all Denise W