$5,216
Edward Lun Black Dog Institute
Edward Lun
$5,216
Black Dog Institute
Edward Lun
Edward Lun

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182 days ago, Edward created this page in support of Black Dog Institute.

With the help of Team Black Dog, Edward gave everything:

  • They posted 4 times.

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 102 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $5,216.

My Story

On the 2nd October, 2014, I tried to kill myself.

Vodka, RedBull and Panadol made for a dangerous concoction that culminated in me spending the night in the emergency ward at the hospital. It would be the first of many suicide and self harm episodes.

I would spend the next two and a half years on a continually increasing dosage of antidepressants, visits to psychologists, psychiatrists and GP's, telling the few people who knew, and even myself, that I was absolutely fine. Except I wasn't.

The death of my mother, implosion of my relationship, and stresses of full time university studies along with two part time jobs took its toll.

I couldn't take it anymore. Enough was enough. And so I reached out, I made that phone call. Not just to the health professionals, but to my friends. My family.

  • My football family, the mighty Epping Eastwood FC
  • My work families, Accent on Music and Football Development Australia.
  • My university family at the University of Sydney.
  • And the two people in my life who I can't express my love to enough: my dad and my brother.

I thought that I would be alone on this journey to recovery. That no - one would understand. But the support I've had is overwhelming. I'm lucky to have friends and family who are so understanding and open minded about my mental health problems, and I think it's my duty to help others understand this:

IT'S OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY. And it's ok to admit you have a problem and seek help and support for it.

And so I pledge to raise $1604 for the Black Dog Institute (1604 in honour of my mum's passing) to raise awareness for mental health.

*EDIT 04/06/17: We've smashed the fundraising goal of $1604, so let's get to $5000! Let's smash mental health stigma together guys!

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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 2017 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

Blob

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 2017 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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