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Depression Hits The Road

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Depression Hits The Road

As the instance of depression and suicide risk rises in drought-hit rural areas and post-quake Canterbury,
The Black Dog Ride heads off
in support of LifeLine.

The Australian event that raises awareness of depression and funds for LifeLine Australia is crossing the Tasman next month in aid of the issue in New Zealand and the telephone counselling service in this country.

The Black Dog Ride, named after Winston Churchill's legendary nickname for his bouts of depression, has raised over $600,000 in Australia. Few New Zealanders haven't had personal experience of depression and the event is one man's determination to do something about it. Organiser, Steve Andrews will be leading riders out of Riccarton Race Course on Sunday 14 April, headed for Hanmer.

The hope is that hundreds of like-minded bike riders will join him on what promises to be a pleasant ride through the Canterbury back country knowing their participation is in aid of the 0800 543 354 LifeLine counselling helpline.

For more information and to register, go to www.blackdogride.com.au.

ENDS

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