• Lauren Dempsey

This is what it's all about!

I love doing what I do and being able to support others! I'm so passionate about mental health awareness (is it that obvious!?) and helping others to create awareness and not feel so alone.

Recently-ish, I did a shout out through my trektohappiness socials for anyone wanting a free beyondblue wristband as a way to show their support for mental health awareness. An Instagram follower of mine got in touch and asked me if they could please have one.

I got their details and posted one out immediately (along with some nifty 'business' cards and magnets!). By the way, this is not someone I know but someone who has connected to my account as they appreciate and share my views on mental health awareness and breaking down the stigma.

The first attempt at sending these out ended up in the envelope being torn and them receiving my card but nothing else. They got in contact with me to let me know what had happened so I thought I'd try again!

The second attempt resulted in the below message.....

I was so humbled by this and just felt quite grateful. I put so much effort into my trektohappiness brand and trying to raise awareness that some days I wonder if it's really worth it, am I really making a difference?

Well I tell you what, messages like this help rid those thoughts and yes, sometimes I need a kind message from someone or a reminder from others that I'm doing a good job.

I truly appreciate all the support I get and hope I really can make some kind of difference and help others. Mental illness is a shitty thing to have to go through alone and I want others to know that we're all in this together. You're not doing it alone, I promise you.

So thankyou all for your support. A like, a comment, a click to read this blog all makes me smile. Without you all supporting me it'd be tough to keep going so thankyou all for your love and support, it means the world!

Lauren xx

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