I'm taking part in the Black Dog Ride to the Top End 2018 mental health awareness campaign. I’m joining for the third time hundreds of fellow riders on the road to Darwin, and raising awareness of and for grassroots community mental health projects in Australian regions. I have already told you how important this cause is, but let me just refresh your memory: 8 Australians die by suicide every day, and there is a suicide attempt every 10 minutes in Australia. This means that every year about 3,000 people decide to abandon their lives due to unbeatable sorrow and loneliness. One of them could be next to you, smiling and silently suffering.
By raising awareness of this issue on my journey with Black Dog Ride, and by raising funds to support mental health support services at the coalface, we will empower communities with knowledge around mental health, encourage people to seek support, and help prevent the tragedy of suicide.
I would welcome any contribution, great or small, that you could make to my fundraising page: Ride with me to Darwin.
All donations are tax deductible and a receipt is emailed to you immediately. Thank you for your support of this life saving cause.