I'm fundraising for CALM to make friends with my demons.
I’m walking against suicide.
I have been there.
I've thought there was no way out. Nowhere to turn. Nothing to live for.
I cut myself so that I could focus on that pain rather than the demons in my head.
I took too many painkillers to numb the voices telling me life is no longer worth living.
I have felt like the world would be a better place without me.
Sometimes I still feel these things, I still hear the voices, the demons come back - but now I have my wonderful children keeping me going, my reasons for living.
This October I'm taking on the Lost Hours Walk to deal with grief differently and defiantly, and to remember our sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, partners and friends lost to suicide.
I will be walking 13 miles on October 25th 💜
On average, 125 people take their own lives every week in the UK.
75% of people who take their own lives are not known to mental health services or have not been in touch with mental health services within the last year.
135 people are directly affected by every suicide.
We’re coming together across the country to send a message that that’s not ok. We’re taking to the streets, parks, pavements, public footpaths and promenades to walk against struggling in silence, against being alone, against living miserably.
Anyone can hit crisis point. CALM’s free, anonymous and confidential helpline and webchat are there for anyone who needs support. They’re open from 5pm-midnight every day. Just £8 is enough to fund a professionally-trained helpline worker to answer a call that could save a life. Your support will help fund CALM’s life-saving services when they’re needed most.
You can join my team or donate to my walk below.
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Thank you to my Sponsors
The Joyce Family, Andover Branch X
Mum And Dad