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Starting Conversations in the Cattle Yards

Every year, farmers Peter and Judy Milton collaborate with community members to purchase a steer, which the Miltons raise for auction at the Perth Royal Show with proceeds going to Black Dog Ride's beneficiaries. From purchase of the steer to auction, it's designed to involve community members every step of the way. The aim is to start conversations around depression and suicide prevention, to get farmers talking about the hidden epidemic which impacts everyone in the regions: suicide

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Bikes & Yarns

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.

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Black Dog Ride moves into National HQ

Black Dog Ride moves into National HQ

Since 2009, dozens of Black Dog Rides and innumerable local projects which raised $1,700,000 for mental health services, have all been organised from home offices. The day had come when Black Dog Ride outgrew these arrangements. Thanks to Busselton Toyota, last week Black Dog Ride moved into a new National HQ!

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2014 Black Dog Ride Around Australia - Wrap Up

The 2014 Black Dog Ride around Australia has come and gone, unprecedented in size and scale, it has left it's footprint...or should we say pawprint...across the hearts of thousands of Australians touched by Black Dog Rider's inspiring efforts to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention across the nation.

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2014 Black Dog Ride around Australia

2014 Black Dog Ride around Australia

Five years after the solo ride around Australia to raise awareness of depression which inspired a nation, Black Dog Ride is returning to the ride that started it all. In July 2014 the Black Dog Ride around Australia is back! That's right, 58 riders, 7 support crew, 14,500kms and a circumnavigation of Australia in 32 days!

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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.

Steve Andrews

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