Since 2013 Cycle Against Suicide has brought together people from all walks of life, each with their own abilities and stories, all in a bid to help break the cycle of suicide here in Ireland. With more than 10,000 cyclist taking part in the annual cycle each year, it is a strong message to anyone out there contemplating suicide “It’s ok not to feel ok; and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help”.
This powerful message helps brings communities, organisations, schools, individuals and cyclists of all walks of life and abilities together with one common purpose.. “To help communities begin a conversation about mental health; about looking after ourselves and reaching out to each other”.
“Over 800 people die by suicide on the island of Ireland each year. That is 800 families and communities devastated; 800 lives cut short. Cycle Against Suicide aims to change this by beginning a conversation about mental health and getting the message that ‘it’s ok not to feel ok; and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help’ into schools, businesses and communities throughout the island of Ireland”..( Taken from Cycle Against Suicide Website )
This year’s annual cycle will be kicking off this coming Sunday the 24th