Cycle Against Suicide is inviting the people of Westmeath to register for its annual cycle event, which takes place from April 28 to May 7.
Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative to raise awareness of the help and support networks that are available to people across Ireland who are battling depression, self-harm, and who are at risk of or bereaved by suicide.
Each year this event brings together cyclists with different backgrounds and stories to help break the cycle of suicide in Ireland. Since 2013, the event has seen more than 15,000 cyclists from across the country take to the roads to help spread the message that ‘It’s OK not to feel OK; and It’s absolutely OK to ask for help’.
Cycle Against Suicide is inviting the people of Westmeath to join the team of supporters that will pass through 17 counties and 67 towns, stopping at 40 locations throughout the 750km route, all while rallying hope and support in localities around the nation.
More than 800 people die by suicide in Ireland each year. That is 800 families and communities devastated; 800 lives cut short. The power of the cycle and its message is something that brings families, communities, organisations, schools, individuals and cyclists of all abilities together with the common purpose of ending the cycle of suicide in Ireland today.
Each year, Cycle Against Suicide aims to engage more and more communities to begin a conversation about mental health, looking after ourselves, and reaching out to each other.
Cycle Against Suicide 2018 main cycle will take place from Saturday, April 28 to Monday, May 7. Register your support at www.cycleagainstsuicide.com