A father-of-two who never enjoyed running is completing 1800km in 30 days to raise awareness for men’s mental health after battling his own demons.
A man pushed to the brink in his own mental health battle is aiming to run a mammoth 1800km in 30 days to raise awareness of suicide prevention.
Townsville man CJ Flood decided he “needed to get eyeballs” on the issue of men’s mental health after fellow ex-servicemen mates, other friends and loved ones had died by suicide or struggled with their own mental health.
The 33-year-old said he had also considered suicide and it was “only upon reflection” that he realised how unwell he was in the past.
“It was only through a support network of amazing family and friends around me that I didn’t go down that path,” Mr Flood said.
He said he did not know who to turn to for help and that needed to change.