Josh’s Story: The Tartan Explorer

Hi there folks! I wanted to share a story with you, as I’ve been following Josh’s journey on Social Media for quite some time. He is otherwise known as ‘The Tartan Explorer‘ who is based in Scotland (note the tartan!). After a personal experience of suffering with depression, and surviving a suicide attempt last year, he is aiming to spread the word of mental health to the world. Which is absolutely incredible. His aim is to travel to a staggering 80 countries promoting mental health awareness, setting himself challenges at each destination.16648f_1c1b208779fe431d9cb1167ce490f079

‘Over the years we’ve all lost friends or family through suicide, because there’s so much stigma around mental health and people are scared to ask for help or support. So I decided I wanted to go public with my story, to help other people who are suffering and encourage people to start talking about mental health. Not everyone will be as lucky as I was and it’s time we done something about it.’

Here’s his story, and the challenge he has set himself. Please do take a look, he is such an inspiration- and a real strong advocate for mental health.

Also, you can see his video for his challenge here, which has over 100,000 combined views!!

You can also follow him here on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.

Good luck Josh, on such a wonderful journey – thank you for letting me share your story on my blog! ❤

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