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© Hana Brunner

"I CLIMB MOUNTAINS BECAUSE THEY REMIND ME THAT THE WORLD IS BEAUTIFUL, AND SO AM I"

Unfortunately 3 million Australians are currently suffering from mental health issues; with more than 65,000 people attempting suicide each year.

They need our support.

I am a 28 year old Veterinary Nurse from Melbourne, Australia and I will be climbing mountains and raising funds for Beyond Blue which is an Australian independent non-profit organisation which provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health. I have had my own battles along the way and thankfully have found what works best for me; being in the wilderness and setting myself goals I have to push myself to meet.

 

I work as a Veterinary Nurse which can sometimes be stressful on the mind and body, but I love working my butt off to help animals in need. My career brings me fulfillment and I know I am making a positive difference with my time. Being in a stressful environment and witnessing horrible things also helps me know that any obstacle or issue in my life is minuscule compared to things that other people are going through. Therefore, I will be living the rest of my life trying my best to help animals AND humans.

This is why I will be dedicating my future climbs around the world to do my part in providing awareness of how serious mental health is and to provide support to others that are still fighting their fight.

 

Fundraising for this cause is extremely important to me as I have witnessed many of my family members, work colleagues and close friends fighting demons that they often keep a secret, with some losing their lives and leaving many of us wondering what more we could have done to help them; so here I am.

All donations made through my fundraiser go directly to Beyond Blue to help Australians suffering from mental health issues, and all of my adventures are self funded.