Hope hike for depression awareness

Join the Hope Hike and Hope Bike to help raise awareness around depression as clinical illness, with a family friendly fun walk or mountain bike trail, on Sunday October 15, at Blaauwklippen Estate on the R44, Stellenbosch. One in five South Africans suffer from a mental illness, with some waiting up to ten years before seeking help. Depression is an illness, not a weakness, and can be treated. Almost 350 million people suffer from clinical depression, with almost one million per year who lose their lives to suicide. October 10 is the World Health Organisation’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Wear your “sky-blue for hope” awareness ribbon, or something blue to show you care. There will be a 25kkm fun ride, starting at 7.45am, and a 10m hike at 8am, a 5km at 8.30am, and a 3km hike at 8.40am. Visit www.iqela-events.co.za