For the last three years, Cycle Against Suicide has travelled the island of Ireland, raising awareness of positive mental health through our interaction with schools and the wider community. To those of you who have travelled the road with us, you will have seen and experienced first hand how our core message “It’s ok not to feel ok; and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help” has been received and the positive impact it has on the lives and mental wellbeing of those it touches. We need to continue to spread this message even further and wider into the community. To do this, we need your help.
We write to you today about a new book called ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ which has been gifted to the Cycle Against Suicide Movement. It is not a book about cycling. Rather, it captures in pictures and words the core message in action on our travels all over the island of Ireland from January 2014 to March 2015. Throughout its 144 pages it is crammed full of wonderfully inspiring photographs, reflections, essays and observations from students, cyclists, school teachers and ordinary members of the public who we met on our journey.
Everyone in Ireland has a connection with someone who battles with their mental health and wellbeing; be that with depression, anxiety, self harm or suicidal ideation. Cycle Against Suicide believes that the best way to help fight this battle is to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and promote help-seeking behaviour.As a supporter of Cycle Against Suicide, we know you will love this book. So why not buy one?
But please go one step further and and also gift a copy to someone you know who might benefit from learning that “It’s ok not to feel ok; and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help”.
The book is available now at the cover price of €15 per book + €10 post and packing. It will also be available at all the SpinOffs over the coming months.
Together, shoulder to shoulder, we can break the cycle of suicide on the island of Ireland.