$3,329.30
Luke Williams Black Dog Institute
Luke Williams
$3,329.30
Black Dog Institute
Luke Williams
Luke Williams

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206 days ago, Luke Williams created this page in support of Black Dog Institute.

With the help of Team Black Dog, Luke Williams gave everything:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 21 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $3,329.30.

My Story

This year has been an incredibly emotional and hectic one for me. I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder a couple of years ago but, even after working with my doctors to try and get to grips with the illness we failed and i struggled. I struggled to the point where i ended up in a psychiatric hospital for some time, and even though it was wonderful to take the opportunity to sit quietly, and read a book without my kids interrupting me, the realisation would constantly hit me, that i was not well and that this wasn't a passing cold, it was for the rest of my life.

The world in its current state is getting much better at understanding mental health issues and how to help people with them. For me, i just want people to know more so that my kids have the support they require if they were to be diagnosed (A child of one parent with bipolar disorder and one without has a 15 to 30 percent chance of having BP) when they are older. The Black Dog Institute is one way to ensure people get help and that communities are educated. It is full of wonderful, amazing people that dedicate their time to help so, let's keep them going and ideally, growing by donating whatever you can.

Thank you in advance from the bottom of my heart x

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Team Black Dog

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We've created this team because we want to make a difference!

For all Black Dog participants please Join our Team so we can run as one to stand up against the stigma surrounding Mental Health.

Your generosity will help Black Dog Institute to improve the lives of people impacted by mental illness and suicide.

Did you know that 1 in 5 Australians experiences mental illness in any given year, and about half of all people will experience mental health problems at some stage in their life? Despite being the ‘lucky country’, suicide is now our number one cause of death in young people – ahead of road accidents and cancer.

That’s why your support is so important to us. Your gift enables us to continue our ground breaking research, expand our education programs, as well as help us deliver new clinical treatments and online mental health tools.

Please help us by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about The 2018 City2Surf , the greater the impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

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Team Black Dog

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We've created this team because we want to make a difference!

For all Black Dog participants please Join our Team so we can run as one to stand up against the stigma surrounding Mental Health.

Your generosity will help Black Dog Institute to improve the lives of people impacted by mental illness and suicide.

Did you know that 1 in 5 Australians experiences mental illness in any given year, and about half of all people will experience mental health problems at some stage in their life? Despite being the ‘lucky country’, suicide is now our number one cause of death in young people – ahead of road accidents and cancer.

That’s why your support is so important to us. Your gift enables us to continue our ground breaking research, expand our education programs, as well as help us deliver new clinical treatments and online mental health tools.

Please help us by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about The 2018 City2Surf , the greater the impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

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