By Cameron Kilmister

British space tourist dedicates trip to those who suffer with mental health issues

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A 24-year-old man from Ilford, England has won a once-in-a-life-time trip to space after giving a moving speech about mental health, Metro reports.

Hussain Manawer received a standing ovation after delivering his enlightening talk at the One Young World competition ceremony in Bangkok.

Now, in 2018 he will travel more than 60 miles above the Earth – to the area between the atmosphere and outer space, where there’s no gravity.

And he’s dedicated the trip to “every single person who has suffered from mental health issues.”

“It is now exceptionally important and vital for me to use this platform for the greater good of mankind, the world and humanity” Hussain added.

His moving speech about living with mental illness helped him beat entrants from 90 different countries to win the amazing top prize.

That, plus his work giving anti-bullying talks to schoolchildren, his budding media company, and the thousands of pounds he raised for charity by climbing Mt Kilimanjaro.

Speaking after his win was announced, he said: “This spaceship, I want to dedicate this to every single person who has suffered from mental health, every young boy, girl, man, woman who sits in their bedroom crying and you don’t know why, everyone who avoids mirrors because you don’t like what you look like.

“I want to tell you, if you are suffering from mental health it is absolutely fine. Welcome to the club, there are seven billion of us.”

 

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