Biking America for Mental Health
But I want to do more!
From April 2nd to May 14th of this spring I will be embarking on a journey to Bike Across America for Mental Health; a feat that no one else has completed in the name of mental health. I will begin in San Fransisco and finish in Washington D.C.
Too many people struggle in silence. Too many people loose their lives to suicide. As I bike across the country I hope to engage as many people as possible, connect with countless communities, and change the conversation surrounding mental health. In doing so together we can destroy the stigma that causes so much pain.
Please also contribute to national mental health non-profit, Active Minds toward further stigma fighting efforts. Donations can be made at http://t.co/WGJMZu4n0h
Hello Mr. Romano! I googled "bike across america for mental health" and your story popped up! My name is Laurence and I am a 24 year old who was diagnosed with schizophrenia a couple of years ago. Like you I have done a few long-distance rides: one 1300 one that was solo (2012), one 470 mile one with a group for the poverty housing organization The Fuller Center (2014), and an 1800-miler with them this summer (2015). I am very interested in raising money for mental health clubhouses in my area, but I feel like I don't know what I'm doing. Would you be willing to give me any advice? Also, if you ever want to do such an event again, I'd love to join you! I can keep a 75 mile a day average and my pr for miles in a day is 107. Congratulations on your achievement, by the way!
You are an amazing , thoughtful young man, Mr. Romano! God Bless you for not leaving your experiences in the dust. I commend you for making such a statement to increase awareness as to what mental health encompasses, the sadness and pain people with mental illnesses suffer, and how the stigma adds to the pain. I wish I could join you; maybe one day if this becomes an annual event! Again, God Bless You, David!!