In 5 weeks I will be riding 60k for my wife at Paul’s Dirty Enduro . The insidious thing called depression tried to take her away.
A year later and things are better. I see more the woman I love. But one can’t forget that it will always be a work in progress. That while I am fortunate to have the wonderful in laws that I have many don’t have that family support. Many have nothing at all and no where to go
Unfortunately this is not like Cancer where it goes into remission. It is always there, there is no remission from Depression. It is always going to be there under the surface. Some days are good and some days are not. And even the smallest thing can cause a relapse when it comes to Depression. It is a constant battle. And I admit it can be hard some days as you don’t know if things are going well or not. So some times a relapse goes well and the next not so. Unfortunately the world only discovers how bad the relapse is when as in the case of Robin Williams it can’t be recovered from.
While Clara Hughes has done a great service to bring Mental Health out of the shadows with Clara’s Big Ride. There is still a long ways to go as
I don’t want the relapse will occur. To have to worry if today will be a good day or will it be a bad day. To end the walking on egg shell when talking about depression and to be able to talk with others as freely as we would if it was Breast Cancer. Not just for those who suffer from this illness but for the loved one’s who try our best to support them. Because those who are in that role need help as well.
That is why I will be racing the 60k at 2014 Paul’s Dirty Enduro to raise funds for CMHA. You can make a donation to support the CMHA and Mental health from the following link:
Thank you for your support.