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Speaking about mental illness with BreakThrough Dance Company and Pieta House

This week I had the pleasure of speaking at the end of the Dancing into light show by BreakThrough Dance Company in Glor to help raise awareness for the charity Pieta House.

I told my story in hope of helping people realise there is light at the end of the tunnel no matter what struggles you go through in life.

For years I had bottled up everything, not letting out how i felt, out of fear of being ridiculed, laughed out and singled out for having a mental illness. With the talk I felt it was the right time to speak up and help reduce the stigma.

I wanted to share my journey and guide people in how I pushed myself to get where I am today.

Now a few years down the line I'm a Personal Trainer helping change people lives for the better.

I feel that many can relate to this and encourage anyone to speak up about how you feel. Why keep things bottled up, let your feelings be know.

Don’t suffer in silence anymore!