Jan and I have been involved in the BlackDog ride since 2011. We feel that raising awareness for depression and suicide prevention is a worthwhile cause, and we get to ride with friends with a similar outlook. Some of whom do suffer from depression. We've learnt a lot while participating, and hope that many others also learn and become educated about the issues associated with depression and pain endured by families when a member succumbs to thoughts of suicide. The best way to fight both, is to talk about it. Don't hold it in and let it fester. Seek help, and overcome it. Life Line, which is one of the beneficiaries from BlackDog fundraising is one organisation which can help people suffering from both depression and thoughts of suicide.