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Happy Birthday Black Dog Ride!

Happy Birthday Black Dog Ride!

Happy 7th Anniversary Black Dog Ride. On this day seven years ago, the 26th July 2009, Black Dog Ride began. At the foreshore in Busselton WA a group of friends and family gathered with a few supporters to wave me off on my solo mission. The mission was simple. Having lost my Mum and a very dear friend to suicide, I was determined to ride around Australia to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. To start conversations. To save lives.

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Riding the Desert Dunes for Suicide Prevention

Riding the Desert Dunes for Suicide Prevention

Sean Blacklock of HMAS Adelaide, along with a small team of his Defence mates, are riding across the Simpson Desert on motorcycles to raise awareness of suicide prevention amongst their ADF colleagues. Support their life saving journey here.

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Mossy Rock & Rolls Back to Alice on an Indian

Mossy Rock & Rolls Back to Alice on an Indian

Collaborating for a cause - Australian's music icon Ian Moss and the legendary Indian Motorcycle riding together to fulfill personal dreams and support suicide prevention!

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Suicide Prevention in the Saleyards

Suicide Prevention in the Saleyards

Suicide Prevention in the Saleyards! Local farmers started conversations around suicide prevention in the livestock saleyards of Muchea WA with the auction of Lucky the Steer for Black Dog Ride.

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Black Dog Ride Building Mental Health Literacy

Black Dog Ride Building Mental Health Literacy

Black Dog Ride has funded the training of 17 Denmark WA volunteers in Mental Health First Aid! Driven by Black Dog Ride's community advocates who sought to strengthen suicide prevention in their town, funds were raised to train these 17 volunteers plus more in the months to come. Well done to all!

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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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