Ride 4 SPMI
One man's journey cycling across South Carolina to raise awareness for severe and persistent mental illness.
Pedaling Proof that Recovery is Possible
Lloyd has a personal mission to give back to the community by talking openly about mental illness and substance use disorder and sharing his powerful recovery story.
Ride 4 SPMI is a bike ride across South Carolina to raise awareness about serious and persistent mental illness. Lloyd has spoken to over 5,000 people over the years – in middle schools, high schools, alternative schools, community centers, churches, mental health conferences, and mental health centers. Lloyd strives to honor those who can not ride and to put a positive face on mental illness.
A short documentary captures Lloyd Hale's journey of recovering from schizophrenia and overcoming adversity. The film shows Hale's vast struggles with poverty, addiction, incarceration, and mental illness as well as the overwhelming challenges that these obstacles present. His inspiring story of hope traveled with him across the state of South Carolina as he cycled to raise awareness for severe and persistent mental illness.
Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health Campaign
Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health is an initiative created by Demi Lovato that encourages people across America to use their voice in support of mental health. Lloyd Hale was featured in the short documentary, Beyond the Silence, and was able to share his recovery story and the work he is doing with Ride 4 SPMI globally.
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