Pearcey's Pledge to Mental Health

$88,452 raised

TARGET $10,000

Please support this cause

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About

My name is Jacob Pearce and I'm a 29-year-old from Melbourne, Australia.

I've started this page because I need help. I need help to end suicide and to smash the stigma that comes with mental sickness.

Suicide is the highest cause of death for Australian teenagers and young adults. In 2014, 1463 Australians committed suicide and the statistics are increasing each year.

9 months ago my family lost a relative to suicide and 6 months ago I received a call that a bloke I had bonded with had taken his life. I have seen the effect suicide has on a family and ever since then I have had a burning desire to do something about it.

Recently, I have teamed up with an organisation called Alive Project. Alive Project dedicate their time helping our youth build resilience when times are tough with a focus on programs and workshops in schools. They provide aide to those at risk through various forms of coaching support in a non-clinical setting.

I have taken this on because I feel the need to give back. I have the chance to make a difference. Sometimes you have to go to hell and back to get a better perspective on life.

For a long time I wasn’t doing life right. I’ve dealt with anxiety and depression, I was a heavy binge drinker and relied on illicit drugs to get through a week. I was living a wreck less life. I look back now and realize what was happening. I was battling with my mental health and I would shut myself away from the world and became numb to what was really going on.

18 months ago I should have died but I didn’t. I fell 22 stories from a building after a highly intoxicated accident. I can’t remember a thing. I should have woken up on a Sunday with a routine hangover but instead I woke up on a Tuesday from an induced coma and a lot of rehab to come.

Someone was looking over me that night and I feel like the reason I was given a second chance, is to educate and help others who have been through what I have been through as a young person.

I stand here today fully recovered physically but a work in progress mentally. This will always be the case.

I have started this campaign to raise much needed awareness and create ways to fund what Alive Project is trying to achieve. Help me smash the stigma, treat mental sickness like a cold or a flu and let’s SAVE LIVES!

I'm raising funds for

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Alive Project

ALIVE’s MISSION is to END youth suicide by providing in-house suicide prevention programs that build Resilience, Connection and Wellbeing that young people love. Helping them not simply to survive, but to THRIVE and be fully ALIVE!

About Fundraiser

Jacob Pearce

MELBOURNE VIC



Tue, 3 Sep 2019

NAB Servicing Social

$402

Incredible work Jacob, keep spreading your message!

Tue, 21 May 2019

Clare & Adrian Hansford

$50

Admiration for you, your family and you cause.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019

M and D Warner

$100

Great work Jacob,so pleased you're telling your story to help others. good luck

Fri, 12 Apr 2019

Nick and Sarah Quinn

$50

Great cause Jacob keep up the great work

Fri, 12 Apr 2019

Allie Birkin

$25

Such an incredible and much needed cause. You are such an inspiration ❤️

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Melissa Scott

$50
Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Mandy & Ron Carr

$100

Congratulations on an incredible achievement Jacob. Very proud of your fundraising efforts and building awareness for a great cause. Well done!

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

DB

$100
Wed, 10 Apr 2019

Chelsea Beck

$50

So proud of you mate! Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed about but many young boys, adolescence and men feel its shameful. So inspirational Jacob. Congratulations

Mon, 8 Apr 2019

Align Concepts

$200

Great work, mate. It is such a worthy, important cause to be supporting.

SINCE  Sep 2018

373 

Donations

$88,452 raised

TARGET $10,000

Please support this cause

$
AUD

I'm raising funds for

charity-logo

Alive Project

ALIVE’s MISSION is to END youth suicide by providing in-house suicide prevention programs that build Resilience, Connection and Wellbeing that young people love. Helping them not simply to survive, but to THRIVE and be fully ALIVE!

About Fundraiser

Jacob Pearce

MELBOURNE VIC

SINCE  Sep 2018

373 

Donations