Across Australia the Black Dog Ride aims raise awareness and start the conversation about depression and suicide prevention.
For young people suicide is the leading cause of death, and although sometimes you may feel alone, anxious and without support, these things aren't true. There is always someone there that will listen. There is always someone there that can help during the bad times.
8 Australians take their lives every single day, that's one Aussie every 3 hours losing their life to the black dog.
This Sunday across Australia, Black Dog riders will come together under one banner and one voice to amplify the national message of hope awareness and prevention. The conversation needs to start!
For Esperance those that want to get involved can do so by meeting on James Street opposite the Whale Take at 10am. Riders can register and will be given a brief.
From 1030am the ride begins to Munglinup, where a BBQ will be available. There will be an opportunity to raise some money for the cause and to have a yarn about depression and suicide and to try and break down the associated stigma. There is a community and a pair of ears that want to listen and help.
Start the conversation.
For more info contact Slim McKenzie on 0447 966 069.
If this has affected anyone please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.