BENEFITING: Life Is Priceless Foundation
EVENT DATE: May 06, 2012
Chelsey Torres wrote -
Awareness is Key:
In order to help raise awareness of the debilitating conditions of depression and suicide, I will be riding in the TD 5Boro Bike race for the Life is Priceless Foundation.
'Depression' is not a bad word.
Unfortunately it seems there is a stigma attached to talking about depression and suicide. To the lay person, in regards to not experiencing depression or not knowing (or had known) someone suffering, depression and mental illness, this stigma needs to be removed.
To this lay person, who may never understand, the severity of these conditions need to be acknowledged and appreciated, as these are serious conditions and should not be swept aside.
It is not tabu to talk about depression!
I can say with 100% confidence the consequence of this ignorance can be catastrophic.
Those who are plagued by the debilitating conditions of depression and mental illness, regardless of its causality or severity, are suffering every second of their existence. To those who suffer, you also need to be aware that it is okay to talk about your depression, thoughts and feelings.
Please show your support by contributing to my fundraising effort in order to cause a positive domino affect in regards to raising awareness about Depression and Suicide.
I thank you ever so much for your support.
Pass it on.