An Alabama man continues his cross-country walk in honor of mental health awareness

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) — Alabama’s Sylvester Williams continues his journey from coast to coast to raise awareness of mental health.

He goes not just for himself, but for anyone struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

Williams himself suffered from depression, and after seeing how his family and friends were also struggling, he decided he had to act.

His phrase is, “It’s okay not to be okay.”

He began his walk on May 1st in Los Angeles, California, where he walks eight to 11 hours a day.

He encourages others on social media to never give up and keep going.

The famous platform Tik Tok has paid a lot of attention to William’s journey. His fans and followers comment on how grateful they are that he does this for everyone, some even hook up with him so he keeps going every day.

“The followers and supporters who reach out to me and let me know I love what you do. That meant a lot to me. Keep it up, there have been so many ups and downs. Like I said, it’s not going to be easy, just like this walk wasn’t easy, but at the end of the day I’ll keep pushing and keep going,” Williams said

Williams arrived in Colorado three days ago, and we’ll be following his journey all the way to Jacksonville, Florida.

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