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Support Mental Health Initiatives with a Virtual Walk by Segment Producer Shane Alexander

I’m taking part in a virtual walk to raise funds for Daya Counselling

by Shane Alexander

On May 30th, I’ll be taking part in a virtual walk and talk for mental health in London, Ontario.

Wait, virtual walk?

What’s that?

Let me explain.

2020 has been full of virtual things. Over the weekend, I went to my first virtual wedding. There’s virtual learning and virtual pub nights. These events that are usually done outside of the house, in person, with human contact, are now being done on the computer, inside your bedroom or in your basement. This is sorta the same thing.

It would’ve been London’s Defeat Depression 6th annual Walk and Talk for Mental Health but COVID. The yearly event has become a virtual one. Participants will still walk or run or do yoga, or shadow box. But instead with a huge crowd, we’ll be pounding the pavement alone. A pesky pandemic can’t stop us from raising money for Daya Counselling.

This is why I’m walking

I lost a friend in 2010 as she left this world on her own terms, at your own time.

One thing she taught me is to listen to the universe. Take time to hear what your surroundings are trying to tell you and where they want to lead you. This is why I chose this, at this very moment at this very time. It wasn’t until I really listened that I realized that a walk to raise awareness to mental health is happening less than a week after my friend’s decade anniversary.

It felt like a massive nudge from the universe and I had to take notice. It’s going to be spiritually cleansing to be walking for my friend and others that left the world on their own terms. On May 30th. I might run, walk, shadow box, take in a yoga session. But I do know I’ll be doing it for my friend and the many others that fought or are still fighting.

The universe told me to walk

One thing she taught me is to listen to the universe. Take time to hear what your surroundings are trying to tell you and where they want to lead you. This is why I chose this, at this very moment at this very time. It wasn’t until I really listened that I realized that a walk to raise awareness to mental health is happening less than a week after my friend’s decade anniversary. It felt like a massive nudge from the universe and I had to take notice. It’s going to be spiritually cleansing to be walking for my friend and others that left the world on their own terms.  On May 30th. I might run, I might walk, I might shadow box, I might take in a yoga session. But I do know I’ll be doing it for my friend and the many others that fought or are still fighting.

To join my team or to donate to Daya Counselling, check out my team page here.

Here’s a bit about Daya Counselling

Their mission is to make counselling “accessible, affordable, convenient – so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.”

This is from their website:

The proceeds from London’s 6th annual Walk & Talk for Mental Health Defeat Depression event are going to Daya Counselling Centre’s subsidized counselling program, which offers counselling to individuals who might not otherwise be able to afford it.

Daya Counselling offers thousands of hours of counselling to hundreds of individuals, couples, and families each year, and the organization approaches counselling with compassion – based on a relationship of understanding and respect. The service is staffed by professional psychotherapists and registered social workers.

And here’s a bit about Defeat Depression

The Defeat Depression campaign is a national fundraising campaign designed to allow individuals and organizations to raise funds in support of their local mental health programs and services. The campaign has grown into a national movement bringing much-needed funds and awareness of mental health issues while fighting mental health stigma one event at a time. More info on their website .

 

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