My passion for Mental Health started after my experience with rape and sexual assault. It broke my heart to know I am probably not the only one feeling lost and desperately needing help. It is extremely overwhelming, exhausting and discouraging to search for help. I am determined to help others through their Mental Health journey. With this mission, I launched a Mental Health initiative called Light Up The Dark.
I will be running the Run For Women 10km blindfolded to raise awareness about Mental Health.
For me, running with a blindfold symbolizes what it can feel like battling with Mental Health; alone, consumed by your thoughts, and surrounded by darkness. I hope this initiative will raise awareness of Mental Health by helping others know they are not alone, and inspire them to keep fighting to find their light.
100% of the funds raised will go directly to women’s mental health programs in our community. Together, we're going to raise some help.