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Peter and Judy Milton, cattle farmers in South West WA, organise an annual steer auction at the Perth Royal Show to help Black Dog Ride foster conversations around depression and suicide prevention in the agriculture industry.
Over 21 days and 7,000kms, Black Dog Ride will hit the highways of the United States to share our home grown mental health project with the USA to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention amongst our American friends. Here's how you can help.
The 2015 Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre has concluded! 500 Black Dog Riders from all states and territories hit the highways of Australia to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. In the process, they raised over $300,000 for mental health services.
This year's prize was the all new 2015 BMW R 1200 GS motorcycle, pictured below, valued at $28,850. The raffle was drawn at Lifeline Canberra on 14th August 2015 at 10am. And the winner is....
17 Black Dog Riders met in Busselton WA to be trained in Mental Health First Aid. These Black Dog Riders - farmers, firies, nurses, community workers, tradies, are all now able to identify and assist appropriately in a mental health crisis.
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.