Karen's Mission for Mental Health
$1,350 raised
14% of $10k goal
20 contributors
75 Days running

Hello and welcome to my mission page.

I am a publisher, author and mum of six awesome kids who is passionate about improving the lives of others.

I believe that everyone has a story to share. Sharing our stories helps us and our readers connect and sometimes heal from bad days, deep wounds and often offer alternative perspectives. 

Did you know that sharing your story is one of the most therapeutic actions you can do when overcoming trauma? 

I am taking part in Adventure All Stars to raise funds and awareness for mental health with the motto ' Together we are stronger. Together we can make a difference.'

I am passionate about mental health because I overcome PTSD and built the most magnificent successful life for myself and my family and I want others to know that sometimes mental health issues are for a season and can be overcome. It doesn't need to define who we become in the future, in some cases it helps us become the strong person we need to be to achieve our dreams. 

So, I ask...can you join me on my mission to make a difference for others who are struggling right now and may need a helping hand back on to their right track in life. 

If you can donate, any amount big or small, it will make a difference. And please share with your audiences so that we can make a bigger impact. 

Please reach out if any of my words connect with you and you need help. 

Let's do this! 

 

Why am I fundraising and how can you help me?

Mental illness is a silent killer.  The symptoms and signs are not always visible or easy to recognise and in fact, individuals struggling with mental health conditions may be the people you would least expect. More than 75 per cent of mental health issues develop before a person turns 25 and suicide remains the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44. Approximately 1 in 5 Australians are suffering from mental illness in any given year. This has to change! You can help bring these struggles out of the dark and join me in tearing down the stigma and discrimination surrounding one of our leading health issues.  By donating to my fundraising campaign you’re helping me to highlight the importance of empowering one another to feel safe and supported in asking for help.

Funds raised throughout this project will be granted to headspace https://headspace.org.au/

 

Background

Charity TV Global has been producing inspiring TV content since 2005. In that time many awards have been won, both in Australia and abroad. Current TV broadcast deals are in place for Australia (Seven Network’s 7Two) and New Zealand (TVNZ 2). As a registered ACNC entity, Charity TV Global Foundation has created an award-winning filming and fundraising platform (Adventure All Stars), with net proceeds from every project distributed to their philanthropic partners. As a socially conscious organisation their mission is to use entertainment as a vehicle to steer global audiences into ‘giving back’.

Testimonials, past fundraising successes, TV shows, extensive press coverage and more can be found at  www.charitytvglobal.com

 

 

If you or someone you know needs help, please contact:

  • SANE Australia (people living with a mental illness) — call 1800 187 263
  • Beyondblue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online
  • Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help
  • Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online
  • Suicide Call Back Service (anyone thinking about suicide) — call 1300 659 467

 

Sources

Australian Government Department of Health:   https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/mental-health

Health Direct:  https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-illness

Life line:    https://www.lifeline.org.au/about-lifeline/lifeline-information/statistics-on-suicide-in-australia

Headspace:   https://headspace.org.au/young-people/understanding-and-dealing-with-suicide/?stage=Live    

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