To make society more aware of the impacts of mental health, that's True Love Cartel has partnered with Walk for Awareness in order to bring attention and support towards mental health. Many people suffer from different illnesses like depression which does not always get enough recognition because there are few resources available right now; this march aims at changing that by raising awareness on how important it really is!
Who is Walk For Awareness?
Walk for awareness's mission is to support charities that are working directly with communities who are implementing strategies to raise awareness of depression and mental illness, while supporting the preservation of life.
The Mental Awareness Foundation is all about delivering fun, exciting, informative, exhilarating experiences and events within communities which then enable us to support charities. Our flagship event is the Walk for Awareness.
It all begun when Wesley was away in Mexico when he heard the news. Returning home to Brisbane for the funeral in January, he vividly remembers seeing another good friend, David, with whom he exchanged hugs, tears and memories of a good friend.
Three months later David, too, took his own life. Wesley’s mind was a confused haze of questions. What had happened here? Why? And what could he do about it?
The impact was felt by those close to Wesley. Closer than he thought. This series of events brought together a group of passionate individuals, all of who have had their fair share of experience with suicide. The topic of suicide was debated and analysed. The conclusion of the group was that suicide was taboo. Why hadn’t any of their other friends discussed it, even after these two tragic deaths?
This is where the group came up with the idea of Walk for Awareness, and establishment of the Mental Awareness Foundation. The annual Walk for Awareness would involve bringing people together in a friendly environment where the issues of mental health could be discussed openly with friends, family and supportive strangers. It was based on the belief that the matters surrounding suicide should be talked about, not shut away.
Today, Mental Awareness Foundation is run by a union of individuals who are making a difference in society.
How you can help?All orders from the True Love Cartel are a cause for celebration. Not only do we donate 5% of profits, but our customers can proudly stand out in their communities as they support this great organization that helps those suffering from mental health issues! We will always encourage others to get further involved with this great cause to spread awareness about such a important issues, you can also visit Walk For Awareness's website and become a sponsor or sign up for the next walk.