Depression affects us all in some way, if not directly then we bet you know someone who has been. Raising awareness is essential to take away the stigma and perception of it being a "weakness". We need to get the word out there and we need to develop programs so that big manly blokes will talk when they need to without feeling vulnerable and ashamed. All the money raised by the Black Dog ride goes directly to this cause. Someone you know or even you yourself will be grateful for the effort. Every little bit helps.