This Sunday, Colin and Dave (@ironman4jack) are taking a break from epic selfies in Alaska and are doing something BIG - they're taking on an Ironman Triathlon. For those who don't know, an Ironman is made up of a 3.86 km 🏊‍♂️, a 180.25 km 🚴‍♂️ and a marathon (42.20 km) 🏃‍♂️, raced in that order and without a break...did we mention that what they're doing is BIG!?
On top of all that, they’ll be representing youth mental health, and in particular Jack.org.
We asked them...why?
'Colin has been running for a couple of years. For me, I went to rehab for alcohol in early 2017 and when I got out I was looking for something to keep me busy. I was also actively looking to work on my mental health for the first time in my life. Mental health is really important to both of us and by working with Jack.org and sharing our story, I hope we can help people realize that the conversation surrounding mental health isn’t something they need to shy away from.
Don’t get me wrong, mental health struggles are a shitty thing for anyone to deal with. They can be scary and overwhelming and lonely.  However, I find the best way to help those dealing with mental health issues is by educating yourself about what exactly it is. This education comes from having conversations with others and keeping the dialogue open and honest. Throughout our campaign, our number one goal has been progressing that conversation.
I think the best thing that has come out of sharing our story is the number of people that have reached out to share their own stories and struggles and how they've been working through them. The conversation surrounding mental health is continuing and gaining even more momentum.  At the end of the day, mental health is not something we need to be afraid to talk about. The amount of conversations we’ve had since launching our campaign is proof of exactly that.'
Follow the boys at @ironman4jack, and be sure to wish them good luck for Sunday 💙
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