An Iowa National Guard airman has been traversing the state on foot to promote awareness of depression and other mental health issues, the Defense Department said in a press release dated June 26.
The journey will take Technical Sgt Jeff Campbell 389 miles, crossing Iowa from east to west.
Footage shows Campbell walking down a road.
Speaking about mental-health troubles in the video, Campbell says: “You can’t escape it, no matter where you’re at in the world, if you’re struggling mentally, you have to be able to step outside that small time and say hey – this isn’t gonna be forever.”
Campbell estimated that the walk would take him 20 days. Credit: Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot/Defense Visual Information Distribution Service via Storyful