The Good Cause Foundation
The good cause foundation is a newly formed foundation that carries pride and passion in a range of community based issues.
We pride ourselves in helping and reaching out to many and various causes for instance, mental health, cancer, post-traumatic stress, just to name a few.
Our aim is to raise awareness and funds for those in need.
The Good Cause Foundation aims to motivate and ignite the community to aid and strengthen those in need. The Foundation supports an assortment of individuals; such as those with mental health problems.
Mental Health –
Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
Men are infamously known for bottling things up as they are taught to be tough, self-reliant, able to manage pain and take charge of situations. Consequently, they’re going through their difficulties alone, increasing the risk of developing depression or anxiety. 1 in 2 Australian men have had a mental health problem at some point in their lives, when looking at these statistics this perception of how men cope with mental health is immensely disappointing.
Depression is not a sign of fragility or a deterioration of masculinity. It affects millions of men of all ages and backgrounds, as well as those who care about them – spouses, partners, friends, and family. It is a treatable health condition; however, depression changes how you think, feel and function in your daily life, meaning it interferes with your productivity at work or school and heavily impacts your diet, sleep and overall enjoyment of life.
Depression is a high-risk factor for suicide, men suffering from depression are four times more likely to commit suicide than women. In fact, depression is common among football players.
Chad Robison is a former Parramatta Eels and Sydney Roosters player, his crippling depression ultimately lead to his suicide. Although he was an extremely successful sportsman, he was plagued with mental health problems for years. Rani Morris, his wife, prides him for speaking out about his struggles in the weeks leading up to his death.