Sean doing the Yorks mud run in aid of Mind.
A YOUNG Dewsbury man is fundraising for a mental health charity.
Shaun Stenhouse, an aspiring PE teacher, dropped out of Cardiff Metropolitan University after being diagnosed with depression last year.
The 20-year-old said he began experiencing insomnia, panic attacks and even depersonalization.
He said: "Depersonalization made me feel like life was passing by in front of my eyes.
"I feared to speak, not because I didn't want to, merely because I couldn't remember.
"I felt lost and alone, even though I had a family in Cardiff around me."
Shaun moved back home and started a course of anti-depressants, as well as going to counselling.
He wants to raise money for the charity, Mind, in memory of his school friend Hannah Webster.
Hannah, 20, from Dewsbury, was found hanged from a tree in allotments near Essex university , where she was a student, on May 12.
Shaun, who now works as a customer assistant in Tesco, will complete the 2017 Yorkshire Tough Mudder mud run in Skipton this month.
To sponsor him, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Toughmudder-for-FIXINGMENTALHEALTH.
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|Publication:||Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)|
|Date:||Jul 18, 2017|
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