Paddy O'Connell
4  year  Mo Bro

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Target: $3,500
raised $9,323 since 2019
My motivation
Fundraising for cause areas including:
Mental health and suicide prevention

This is very personal and very important to me. I first thought about suicide when I was in grade school. And suicidal ideation followed me until I went to treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction at 29, and subsequently went to therapy to finally deal with the sexual abuse from my childhood. Men do not talk about trauma, about their mental health, about their suicidal thoughts enough, openly, or freely. The social stigma that causes this silence nearly killed me. I was lucky. But many are not.

The United States' Mountain West region contains eight of the top ten states with the highest suicide rates in our country. The suicide rate in the Rocky Mountains is nearly three times the national per capita average, earning the Rockies the nickname, “The Suicide Belt.”

Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Too many men are ‘toughing it out’, keeping their feelings to themselves and struggling in silence. Movember is aiming to reduce the rate of male suicide by 25% by 2030, and I want to help them get there. Help me stop men dying too young.

We don't talk about this enough and we need to crush the stigma that shrouds mental health. It's my hope that you'll join me in spreading the word and talking about suicide, and, if you're able, donate some bucks to help crush the stigma and get folks the help they need.

How I'm
getting involved
0 of 120 miles
walking
running
I'm running/hiking 120 miles this Movember for the men we lose each hour of every day.
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Previous year's posts
71 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
BANK OF AMERICA Gift Matching Jennifer Miller
$50
Previous year's donations
71 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
BANK OF AMERICA Gift Matching Jennifer Miller
$50
84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Shawna OShea
$30

Go Paddy Go!

84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Shawna OShea
$30

Go Paddy Go!

84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Dave Klein
$50

We are all in this together!

84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Dave Klein
$50

We are all in this together!

84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Chad Stannard
$50
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Donation from:
Chad Stannard
$50
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Donation from:
Helen Hajnoczky
$25
84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Helen Hajnoczky
$25
Previous year's activities
84 Week(s) Ago
I walked 4.5 mi

Limpy neighborhood walk with the pups

84 Week(s) Ago
I walked 4.5 mi

Limpy neighborhood walk with the pups

84 Week(s) Ago
I walked 1 mi

XMas tree hunting

84 Week(s) Ago
I walked 1 mi

XMas tree hunting

84 Week(s) Ago
I walked 4.6 mi

In-law hike to LeeLee Lookout

84 Week(s) Ago
I walked 4.6 mi

In-law hike to LeeLee Lookout

84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Georgina Bishop
$100
84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Georgina Bishop
$100
84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Megan Bentzin
$100
84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Megan Bentzin
$100
84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Ryan Dohnal
$30
84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Ryan Dohnal
$30
84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Andrew Shults
$50
84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Andrew Shults
$50
84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Jenny Miller
$50

Way to go Paddy! You are doing a whole lot of Good

84 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Jenny Miller
$50

Way to go Paddy! You are doing a whole lot of Good

84 Week(s) Ago
I walked 2.75 mi

Neighborhood in-law walk

84 Week(s) Ago
I walked 2.75 mi

Neighborhood in-law walk

85 Week(s) Ago
I ran 4 mi

Turkey Day run/hike with the in-laws

85 Week(s) Ago
I ran 4 mi

Turkey Day run/hike with the in-laws

85 Week(s) Ago
I ran 5.5 mi

Pre TDay baking jog

85 Week(s) Ago
I ran 5.5 mi

Pre TDay baking jog

85 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6 mi

Another neighborhood jog with the pups

85 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6 mi

Another neighborhood jog with the pups

85 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6 mi

Post ski neighborhood jog

85 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6 mi

Post ski neighborhood jog

85 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Amy Johns
$50

Great skiing with you today! Keep up the strong work!

85 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Amy Johns
$50

Great skiing with you today! Keep up the strong work!

85 Week(s) Ago
I ran 3.75 mi

Mornin neighborhood jog before day 1 of ski szn

85 Week(s) Ago
I ran 3.75 mi

Mornin neighborhood jog before day 1 of ski szn

85 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Headlamp Studios
$50
85 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Kathleen Kurkr
$50

Friend of your mom's and a BIG fan of you and living a beautiful life! -kathleen

85 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Seth Wainer
$50
85 Week(s) Ago
I ran 4.5 mi

Family run around the neighborhood

85 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Mary Evans
$20

Get it, Paddy!

86 Week(s) Ago
I walked 1.45 mi

Recovery walk/the dogs are bonkers

86 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6 mi

Doggies and I go for a jog

86 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6 mi

A lovely wee jog with my lovely wife n pups

86 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Facebook Fundraising
$40
86 Week(s) Ago
I ran 4.5 mi

Lil neighborhood jog with the pups

86 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Liz Iacullo
$50
86 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
$75

You let us pass on our bikes at kokopelli today (thank you) and I thought “huh, that guy looks like Paddy O’Connell” which is kind of weird because I’m a person you don’t know who follows you on Instagram because I really love your podcast content.

Happy to donate — thanks for your openness and advocacy. And congrats on being famous.

86 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Colleen Loughlin
$100
86 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Laurel Ogden
$30
86 Week(s) Ago
I ran 13.75 mi

Fruita mustache run with the crew!

86 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6 mi

Hike n run n chat with the fam

87 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6 mi

Neighborhood lunch run with Carlz & the pups

87 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.5 mi

Neighborhood jog with the pups!

87 Week(s) Ago
I ran 8 mi

Jog after Denver music trip

87 Week(s) Ago
I ran 4.5 mi

Neighb jog with the fam and my brother BrendO!

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