BEC Doheny is hoping to start a conversation about mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
With October being Mental Health Month, Bec has taken on the challenge of walking 200 kilometres this month as part of the Black Dog Institute’s One Foot Forward campaign.
Along the way, Bec has shared her personal struggles with mental health issues on social media to raise awareness and get the community comfortable talking about their own experiences.
“I want this to start a conversation about mental health and let people feel comfortable to talk about their experiences,” she said.
“My family has been touched by the loss of my brother and my cousin from suicide (and) … I’ve struggled with mental health issues myself, including depression and anxiety, for a long time.
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