Maysen is hiking across Ireland, one anxious step at a time, for Mental Health Ireland.
“Everyone has mental health, however some of us are more aware of it than others. Most often, we become hyper-aware of our mental health after being diagnosed with a mental illness. From a young age I’ve struggled with my mental health. Anxiety, depression, and self harm are a part of me that I don’t remember ever being without. Yet for many years, I kept that fact to myself. The medical system and the world around me led me to believe that admitting to fighting a battle with my own mind made me weak and undesirable.
Mental Health Ireland is an organization that helps people such as myself. It is a national voluntary organisation which was established in 1966 as the Mental Health Association of Ireland. MHI’s aim is to promote positive mental health and wellbeing to all individuals and communities in Ireland. They have … ” [read her full article on EveryDayHero.com]
Maysen should be in Millstreet today. If you see her, say hello, and maybe give her a hand as others have already done in the last few days.
Through her donation page, give a few bob to Mental Health Ireland
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Ballyvourney! I think Millstreet might be my best shot? I'll reach there tmrw evening.
— Maysen Forbes (@mays_forbes) September 19, 2017
So she stayed with Eileen at Dromsicane 🙂 … “This morning Eileen walked with me part of the way to Newmarket (after feeding me the largest stack of pancakes I’ve EVER laid eyes on) “:
Days 7+8: An Endless Amount of Steps, OR, I forgot my Step Tracker Again. https://t.co/HgkWXqqrmj pic.twitter.com/rlpofpbzmM
— Maysen Forbes (@mays_forbes) September 21, 2017
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I missed Mike and Siobhan, and Jim O'Sullivan, but these are some of the lovely people who have helped me so far. Neil, the owner of @gouganebarrahotel and the lovely manager Justine were meant to show me a place to camp. Instead, they've opened a room for me in the hotel, free of charge, and provided me with a glass of bubbly and a warm bowl of incredible soup. Rockstars. Meet Trish. Trish is a rockstar. She picked me up along an Irish country road and checked me into the most incredible campsite last night. This morning she picked me up and drove me back to my trail. Trish is, an absolute rockstar. I'm so overwhelmed and blown away by the kindness of strangers, and forever grateful for the support as I walk across Ireland for @mentalhealthireland .Words cannot express how much your kindness and generosity means to me. Thank you, from the very bottom of my heart.