One person, every three hours loses their life to the black dog, every day in Australia.
It's a statistic that can make anyone shudder. We're losing some of the brightest minds and beautiful human beings right here in our backyard and while we work hard to drop the stigma surrounding mental health, we still have a long way to go.
The Black Dog Ride 1 dayer is on again in Cairns this Sunday and it's hoping to amplify a national message of hope, awareness and prevention.
So if you want to help get the conversation started, have a day out and make some new friends in the meantime, here's all the details you need:
7.00am Check in at the Australian Artillery and Armour Museum, 2 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield Qld Car Park.
Cairns Lions Club will be cooking a BBQ breakfast for gold coin donations and Anneliese, Annie's Cup & Away will provide required caffeine hits.
8.30am Registrations close
8.45am Ride briefing and group photo
9.00am Stands up and Ride Departs
For more information check out The Black Dog Ride website.