Can you do 22 Push-Ups in support of veterans’ mental health and PTSD?
Taking part in the #22PushUpChallenge is a great way to raise awareness of veterans’ mental health and PTSD, and at the same time make a donation to charity.
The #22PushUpChallenge originated in the United States to raise awareness of veterans’ mental health. Since the start of 2016, the challenge has been gathering a large following with people doing 22 push-ups and then donating to veteran mental health charities.
Increasing numbers of veterans are coming to Combat Stress every year for help with mental health problems. Your donation will help us deliver services and support for these veterans.
What can you do to help?
If you would like to take part in the challenge, you can post a video to social media using the hashtag #22PushUpChallenge, and donate £5 to Combat Stress by texting PTSD22 to 70004.
I was nominated twice for this and, to my shame, ignored the first one. I am currently on day 15 of this challenge and I have to say that, while not entirely enjoying it, I am doing much better than I expected. Push ups were never my thing but bloody minded determination is and that is what is getting me through. I know that my form isn’t correct but hey I’m doing them!! Why don’t you start?