Theran Knighton-Fitt, a participant, says: “Depression is fast becoming the largest workplace disability concern, and one of the leading causes for absenteeism in the workplace, and no there are not enough resources. There are not enough people helping.”
Lifeline Western Cape, which provides free telephonic and face-to face counselling, is this year’s charity beneficiary.
The five-kilometre race ends at sunrise, a symbolic gesture that there is light at the end of the dark tunnel of depression.
Many people who attempt suicide give some warning of their intentions to a friend or family member.
Therefore, it is vital for loved ones to know the warning signs and symptoms.