Welcome to the river family!
In this episode of WhitewaterTV, we Join Lisa Stocking — Founder of Paddle Athabasca on her ‘RIVER of HOPE,’ a 663km/412-mile journey from Jasper to Athabasca, Alberta, Canada. Along the way, she touched so many people intending to raise awareness for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
“It is out of my own comfort zone to even announce publicly that I plan to paddle 650 km for mental health. I’m excited to bring awareness and attention to this topic; however, I feel like it is the “clean” version of a complex common situation for many.” ~ Lisa Stocking
“Stop the stigma, ease suffering, and create conversation instead of silence. So, as I paddle the river on long, physically, and mentally exhausting days, I understand that I am choosing to inflict this on myself. Not everyone gets that choice. Many people live trapped in their own minds, unable to walk away from the pain. For those people, I paddle, bring light to the dark and stand up for!”
~ Lisa Stocking
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💻 Resources CANRVRSUP https://www.canrvrsup.ca/rvr-sup-blog/river-of-hope#/ [Paddle Athabasca] (https://www.paddleathabasca.com/) Translucid Adventures Brave Viking [Project All In] (https://projectallin.ca/) [Centre for Suicide Prevention Calgary] (https://www.suicideinfo.ca)
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