As a 23 year old young man, I've had a lot of personal contact with depression amongst my peers and other individuals my age. The statistics do not lie about this being a silent killer, and it often affects those who we least suspect. . I began my half- trip around Australia on the 27th of October and finished on the 1st of February, and in that time and the 21,000 odd kilometres travelled my experiences with Australians both urban and rural made me realize exactly how widespread this issue is.
Organisations like Black Dog Ride and beyondblue provide a vital service for people of all ages to reach out to, this service is one that definitely needs to continue and requires continued funding to do so.
I hope you have enjoyed my journey, and hope you decide to donate to them, no matter how large or small.