Many of those involved with the Road Warriors began as ambassadors for the Worth Living Run Ambassador program. Recognizing the scale of need and the use of running as a tool to help with mental health, it was decided to form a new, separate, non-profit organization. The aim of this organization is to support those living with mental health challenges, as well as those around them.
The founding board members are Shannon Lelievre, Amy Leon, Andrew Younger, and Jarvis Googoo. Shannon and Amy were the original co-leads of the Worth Living program and remain the co-leads of The Road Warriors.
A major component of The Road Warriors is the ambassador program which includes members in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Our ambassadors have their own stories to share of living with mental illness directly and indirectly. Those are shared from time to time at events, and on our blog.
The Road Warriors are being established as a legally registered non-profit society in Nova Scotia, Canada. Our team of board members and ambassadors participate in events around the world and often speak at conferences, events, schools, and workshops about running and mental health issues. Over time information about those appearances will be shared on this site as well as our social media channels.
Sharing our own stories isn't easy. Each one of us has lived with or is living with mental illness either directly or indirectly. We understand the stigma of mental illness. The judgement.
Each of us has our own ups and downs. Each of us has, at times, wished others would understand what we are experiencing or have experienced.
Our goal is to help others through the knowledge they are not alone.