Depression affects so many of us

By Terri Barclay

Depression is something that we have trouble talking about yet it affects so many of us.

So many of us have been touched by this terrible disease but we find it so hard to discuss.

The Black Dog Ride brings people out in the community to see 'what is going on with all of the bikes rolling through town',  and we find that we can be having conversations with people who have suffered in silence all of their lives fighting depression and we are the first people that they have ever told. This is a huge part of our mission - to create conversations around this terrible illness and make people aware that they are not alone.

Please, don't be afraid to ask people if they are ok and to listen to them if they are not. Also, remember to ask for help if you are ever suffering from any form of depression that there is no need to bear it alone. There are people out there who are willing to help. So many of us know what this condition is like ourselves.

This cause is particularly close to my heart with the loss of my Godson, Cameron,  through suicide.

For the last three years I have ridden the Black Dog Rides with Camerons photograph on my bike, I will be riding with his photograph again this year.

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Blair Woft Spalding 2019-10-31 13:09:31
Wonderful adventure and a worthy cause.
Nerida Weekes 2019-08-30 20:53:13
Donna Austin 2019-08-19 07:47:09
From Petra
Anonymous 2019-08-18 19:47:22
From Lee and Judy
Lee Kenyon 2019-08-18 19:43:23
so proud of you Tezza.. keep the shiney side up... T and Nifty xo
Teena Dayle 2019-08-14 20:12:55
Muzfab 2019-08-10 12:38:09
Thank you for raising awareness for depression
Kate Blackmore 2019-08-09 18:51:20
What a great cause, it affects everyone in someway
Annmarie Mazzuchelli 2019-08-09 10:30:35
It was lovely to meet you at Trunkey Creek Jarry Mobbs
Allan Mobbs 2019-08-09 08:07:49
On behalf of Julie
Mitchell Brown 2019-08-07 08:23:59
Thanks again Terri you are amazing women
Julie Hatchman 2019-08-06 19:22:15
Keep spreading the word you amazing human x ride safe
Louise Kennedy 2019-08-01 13:55:27
In awe of you all, so wish I could be on this adventure
Black Dog Ride 2019-07-31 20:36:50
Ride safe, dear friend.
Graham Wight 2019-07-27 06:44:46
You are an inspiration and one awesome lady!!
Louise Smith 2019-07-27 00:01:49
Mike & Robyn Brown 2019-07-26 20:54:08
good luck with the ride! sorry i can 't donate more.
werner augsdorfer 2019-07-26 11:57:30
Enjoy your epic journey around the block as there are not many can say they have done it especially to the extent that you have gone to make it happen.We know you will and make sure you make it home 2nd time past . All the best . Gerry Dempsey in Mky.
Gerry Dempsey 2019-07-26 08:29:19
Good luck with the ride. xo
Jin's Nails & Beauty 2019-07-22 21:08:46
Great cause Terri Stay safe and warm
Ian Lindsay 2019-07-18 08:10:12
A fantastic cause
Anonymous 2019-07-17 19:39:35
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