About Michael’s Ride
People who serve in the Australian Defence Force do so selflessly, and if the need arises they are prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice, as ANZAC Day regularly reminds us. However, a natural consequence of serving in a war zone is what is known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Alarmingly, suicide can result from this debilitating illness and Defence personnel or Veterans, be them male or female, have one of the highest suicide rates of any occupation.
Michael’s ride is aimed at raising $100,000 which will go to people in need. We also want to inspire sufferers to have a conversation with a friend about their depression and anxiety, and seek professional help. PTSD is NOT a sign of weakness. Michael suffered this illness for twelve years, but things only improved when he found help. And it started with a conversation.