I am doing this ride for anyone who also suffers in silence. For anyone who does not have a voice for their mental illness, I will be that voice for you! I want to spread awareness that mental illnesses are all around us and that you are not alone. I ride to bring mental health out into the open and to end the stigma!
I will be participating in the “Ride Don’t Hide” charity ride on June 23. This is nationwide fundraising bike ride to bring awareness about mental health into the open and support CMHA’s mental health programs.
I will be doing the 105km ride, “For some of us, 105km is the easy part”.
Running a marathon was always something I always wanted to complete. I never attempted one in the past because of my anxiety. It always made me afraid to do things like this. However, I was really determined and wanted to accomplish this goal.
Most of you have probably heard of physical health, maybe you have even heard of mental health if your reading this blog. But have you ever heard of social health? What is the health triangle and why does it matter in your overall health?
Running a marathon race was always something I wanted to accomplish. However, my anxiety always prevented me from attempting to do a race. That fear of putting myself out there and doing something like a race was always out of my reach.
The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This is an opportunity for me to share about how I have been suffering with anxiety in silence for many years and bring awareness that mental health is happening all around us even if we don’t see it.
There are first aid kits for medical emergencies. Why not an anxiety kits for stress or panic attacks? This is a very interesting idea that could be useful for people who have anxiety in public situations. Although this is not a cure for anxiety, it can certainly help reduce the symptoms of your anxiety.