About My Challenge
I'm completing 3,139 push-ups in 24 days to raise awareness and funds for mental health. Please support me as I #pushforbetter in June.
3139 is the number of suicides in Australia in 2020, which is an appalling and devastating number.
That's around 9 lives per day, with the flow-on grief and shock to 9 groups of family and friends.
With the proper professional help, I personally was able to recognise, understand, and deal with my PTSD diagnosis in 2013, and was able to push-on. By using this charity to fundraise in June, I can hopefully help prevent some of this tragic loss of life.
Yes, I'm asking for donations, which will go to Lifeline, but if you don't feel like donating, that's fine. The main point in advertising this challenge, is to educate that mental health is very real, and that you will please encourage others, and yourself, to seek help, if things just don't seem ok.
I honestly had no idea that I even had serious mental heath issues way back. I knew something wasn't right, but I honestly thought others around me, mainly my family, were the ones who had changed.
This belief took a fast turn around, after I finally sought professional help. At first I hit a brick wall, in grappling with what was going on in my head, but with persistent and regular professional help, I got a much greater understanding, with the ability to cope, and move on in life.
You don't have to live or fight in a war-zone to suffer in this way! We're all faced with "triggers" in life.....some can cope, and others can't.
The Push-Up challenge starts 1st June, so I'll keep updates coming, or you can check my progress online.
I think if you choose to follow my progress, you'll be given occassional tips and advice on mental health awareness, so it's a beneficial exercise.
If you're able to donate towards my goal, small or large, well every little bit helps, and can go a long way to saving lives.
(Donations $2+, are tax deductible.)
Lifeline Australia is one of the beneficiaries of this year’s The Push Up Challenge. Together, Lifeline and The Push Up Challenge aim to raise awareness about mental health and the impact of suicide on Australians. Participants will take on 3,139 push-ups across 24 days in June, putting the spotlight on the tragic number of lives lost to suicide in Australia in 2020.
All funds raised will go towards mental health and crisis support services, helping to break stigmas and provide hope to those struggling with their mental health, so no one is going through their darkest moments alone.
My Challenge History
Pushuperer for 1 year