Even in 2021, there is still a significant stigma attached to mental health problems, including stress, anxiety, PTSD and Depression. I am taking on the Medicine Ball challenge to help break these stigmas and get people talking about their mental health. It's ok to speak up and say i'm not ok.
The challenge involves cuffing a 3kg Medicine Ball to my wrist for 7 days. It may not sound that heavy but being tied to the medicine ball continuously for 7 days is a significant burden. The ball becomes a physical, visual and tangible representation of the invisible burden of mental health so many of us can experience.
The challenge raises money for the following charities. Any support you can offer will be gratefully received and split evenly between the causes.
Day 5Well thank you everyone . We’ll day 5 was a real surprise I found out that I had COVID-19 so not only have I to be handcuffed to the medicine ball but I have to go into isolation as well, it really brings home the struggles people go through but thank you for following what I’ve been doing to try to help raise awareness
End of Day 3Well what a great day when I took the challenge on I thought it would be a piece of P was I wrong I went for breakfast having one hand on the ball and the other on the tray needless to say nearly no breakfast without using the 3 second rule . I didn’t ask for help and it showed that I just struggle without help then it fetched home the thought that if I couldn’t ask for help to fetch my breakfast how hard is it to ask for help when you have PTSD or any other mental health problem the thing is I can take the ball off anytime I want if you’ve got mental health problems it’s not that easy
Donation on Bridlington Sea Front
Thank you to my Sponsors
Ken & Carol Scott