Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Adam Clayton supports 'Walk in My Shoes'

The U2 bassist Adam Clayton, is supporting a campaign called 'Walk in My Shoes'. The goal is to raise money for the mentally ill in St. Patrick's University Hospital, Ireland.

Mental health problems affect about 15% of young Irish and suicide is the leading cause of death among men 18 to 25 years in the country. However, between 45% and 65% of people suffering from diseases treatable, such as depression. Thus, with early diagnosis and appropriate treatment to 'Walk in My Shoes' aims to help in the prevention and recovery of these young people, giving them the opportunity to treat for free.

Besides money, the campaign also wants to draw attention to this problem that is growing increasingly in the country. So to help with publicity, on April 26, organizers are urging people to wear different shoes that do not necessarily need to match with clothes, for example, with slippers suit, etc.. It is a form of mobilization and cause people to engage with the question.

Anyone who wants to learn more and donate the project, visit: http://www.walkinmyshoes.ie/

Check out the testimony of Ambassador Adam Clayton in the video below!


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