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My Story

From the outside looking in I am your average 26 yr old, happily married with two beautiful sons. I’m currently studying, working and enjoy playing many sports with friends on weekends. My greatest passion is running, I started in 2015 with a few fun runs which then turned into marathons, any chance possible I would be out running.
But on the inside it was a different story… Running soon became a chore, I would find any excuse to stay indoors and not do anything. I’d lost interest in the things I used to enjoy and wasn’t myself anymore. I knew something wasn’t right and it wasn’t just the nagging wife telling me to get off the couch. As everyone does, I consulted Dr Google, this lead me to beyondblue. I completed the anxiety and depression checklist, which scored me high risk but as with all Dr Google consults I thought it can’t be as bad as that.
After becoming more withdrawn from life and no longer resembling my old self, I went back to the beyondblue website and browsed through the many resources. Finally I admitted I needed help and booked an appointment with my GP. I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression, and am currently getting treatment. I’m not going to lie it’s bloody hard, there are still bad days and there is a long road ahead.
So I came up with this crazy idea (and even more crazy – my wife agreed!) I will run 726km from the MCG to my beloved Adelaide Oval. Along the way I aim to raise $10,000 but more importantly much needed awareness. Without beyondblue I wouldn’t have realised that what I was thinking and feeling was not normal, and I definitely wouldn’t have reached out for help. I feel I owe my life to beyondblue and I hope sharing my personal story will help others reach out for help and start their journey to better mental health.
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