Beyond Blue: Slashing the Stigma in Sydney

$1,753.71

Raised of $1,000

For Beyond Blue

In September, I will be running the Sydney Marathon. As part of this, I hope to raise $1000 AUD (Approx. $700 USD) for Beyond Blue, an Australian organization that provides support to individuals suffering from anxiety and depression, and works to reduce the stigma associated with mental health. I struggle with anxiety and depression, and have opened up about my struggles to very few people out of fear of the social stigma surrounding mental health. However, I was inspired this past fall by a good friend who revealed his own struggles with depression and took the opportunity to fund raise in order to help others. I envied his courage, but also felt a less alone. It helped me understand that people, like myself, who may seem like they have it all together might actually be crumbling inside. It is my hope that by disclosing my own battle somebody else might be inspired to open up about their own struggles, that somebody will feel less alone, and that we can provide support to others in times when they desperately need help. If you feel moved to donate, I will be greatly appreciative. No contribution is too small.

Recent updates

I cannot thank you all enough for your contributions and support! I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring for this cause. In a matter of hours, we eclipsed the $1000 AUD goal and are now less than $250 away from $2000!

I tried to reach out to many of you to thank you for your contribution, but for those of you whom I wasn't able to identify, I greatly appreciate your gesture! It means so much!

Thank you all again! Your contribution helps people who struggle in silence every day and destigmatizes mental health!

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Recent donations

Anonymous gave $31.50
4 months ago

Thanks for being a good friend to Joseph. I wish you the best of luck! Sending money and love your way.

Scott
3 months ago

I've just now figured out this thank you option, so I greatly apologize for the delay, but thank you so much for your contribution. I greatly appreciate it!

Anonymous gave $21.00
4 months ago
Tyce gave $25.45
4 months ago

My man. Go get em. Also, sorry for the odd amount, I'm not normally OCD, but had to make the donation amount even again.

Mark gave $21.00
4 months ago

Dood, best of fortune with this valiant cause. Cheering you on! See ya at the wedding if not sooner.

Shawn gave $10.50
4 months ago
Scott
3 months ago

I've just now figured out this thank you option, so I greatly apologize for the delay, but thank you so much for your contribution. I greatly appreciate it!