Latest News from Black Dog Ride
This year's prize was the all new 2015 BMW R 1200 GS motorcycle, pictured below, valued at $28,850. The raffle was drawn at Lifeline Canberra on 14th August 2015 at 10am. And the winner is....
17 Black Dog Riders met in Busselton WA to be trained in Mental Health First Aid. These Black Dog Riders - farmers, firies, nurses, community workers, tradies, are all now able to identify and assist appropriately in a mental health crisis.
This annual nationwide mental health event involved thousands of Black Dog Riders, hundreds of community organisations, local clubs, small businesses and individuals Australia wide, all coming together on one single day for suicide prevention.
To assist in building the community networks and post-prison wellbeing of inmates, Port Lincoln Prison has regularly organised information and wellbeing expos. This year, Black Dog Ride was a part of the expo.
Jane Mouritz has worked with Indigenous Wheatbelt communities to promote suicide prevention amidst a tragically high loss of life to suicide. Learning from local Elders that they'd like some bikers to come to town to bring men together for solid yarning about suicide prevention, Jane knew who contact to get the wheels rolling on this grassroots project, Black Dog Ride.
Remember, depression is an illness, not a weakness and effective treatments are available. It's important to seek help early and with the right treatment most people recover. If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be suffering from depression talk to a doctor or another health professional today. If we talk about depression and work together we can make a difference.