In just over a year from now, I will be embarking on my journey to run across the beautiful state of Minnesota. Why Minnesota? First, that’s where I live, so it satisfies the convenience factor. Second, I can only take so much time away from my family and my job.

One of my goals with this project is to inspire others to create their own journeys and projects that will create an atmosphere of open discussion and/or awareness of mental health issues. It could be anything from getting a group of people together to walk or bike or run, to creating a book or backyard garden club. The idea is to create a movement or a moment that will bring mental health awareness to others. Lets celebrate mental health rather than hiding it!

It doesn’t matter if you live in Melbourne, Australia, Cleveland, Ohio, or Buenos Aires, Argentina; we can all do something to start breaking the stigma that surrounds Mental Health.

I encourage you create and enjoy your own journeys just as much as I am building and savoring mine!