Latest News from Black Dog Ride
We're excited to announce the opening of the 2014 Black Dog Ride - BMW Bike Raffle! This year's prize is the amazing all new BMW R nineT! Proceeds benefit Lifeline Australia, helping extend their life saving Online Crisis Support Chat Service.
Black Dog Ride is thrilled to announce that Australia's Number #1 Street Bike Stunt Rider Dave McKenna has joined Black Dog Ride as an Ambassador!
We are thrilled to announce that Ryda Dot Com has thrown it's support behind Black Dog Ride. Ryda Dot Com is donating seven Garmin Zumo 390LM Bike GPS Navigation Units, valued at $799 each, for the Black Dog Ride -1 Dayer!
The statistics tell us that 1 in 5 Australians will experience depression throughout their lives. Nowhere in these number does it state that ADF personnel have a different set of statistics. On top of this, the media tells us the huge legacy from the last 14 years of continuous ADF service in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan has been PTSD. With all this in mind, it was decided that the Bendigo leg of the Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer would ride to Puckapunyal to show our support for Defence personnel, and raise awareness of suicide prevention in all branches of Defence.
Lifeline's Crisis Support Chat Service is short-term crisis support for people who are having difficulty coping or staying safe. Thanks to the Black Dog Ride's awareness and fundraising campaigns in 2013, Lifeline has now extended its Crisis Support Chat Service an extra four hours, enabling Lifeline to help an additional 2,000 Australians in crisis every month!
Remember, depression is an illness, not a weakness and effective treatments are available. It's important to seek help early and with the right treatment most people recover. If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be suffering from depression talk to a doctor or another health professional today. If we talk about depression and work together we can make a difference.