On September 12th, 2020 we will once again ride in memory of the ones we have lost to suicide and in the hope that we can help all men who may experience struggles with mental health and suicide ideation.
Let us reduce the stigma around suicide and encourage open discussion.
The troubling statistics
suicides in Canada (in 2011)
year old males represent the highest risk for suicide
Sharing our stories
My name is Adam Carter; I started my policing career with a large police agency in Ontario in 1998 and spent my first five years working uniform patrol in four different divisions, where I also served as a Bicycle Patrol Officer. I then spent 13 years working out of Traffic Services as a Breath Technician, […]Read More
Today I realized its September…. I’ve now been off work, a career I love… for two years… twenty four months since I’ve been a part of a community I love to serve. This time last year… I was hospitalized. My mental health team was trying to find the right diet of pills, therapy and rest. […]Read More
After years of suffering from anxiety and depression, Michael had a severe panic attack that temporarily blinded him. He reached out for help, and our hospital reached back with treatment through our Mental Health Urgent Response Service. Watch how his treatment helped Michael learn new ways of caring for himself so he was able to […]Read More
Peloton: In a road bicycle race, the peloton (from French, originally meaning ‘platoon’) is the main group or pack of riders. Riders in a group save energy by riding close (drafting or slipstreaming) near (particularly behind) other riders. To define the word, it exemplifies my life over the last 4 years. Before this time, mental illness was something that wasn’t part […]Read More
I went to bed early. I went into my bag and I pulled out the anti-depressants. I had about 150 of them, and after 4 or 5 hours my body started convulsing… Find the original video here [ It’s worth clicking through to view the comments ]Read More
My heart began racing and pounding. I had the feeling that I was going to die and I was shaking. My chest hurt. I felt dizzy and that I was out of control. The fear was excruciating. That was 36 years ago. My first anxiety attack. My name is David Blaser. I’m a successful Executive […]Read More
When a successful, prominent and well-known industry leader in the cycling community died from suicide unexpectedly last year, it shocked and surprised most everyone who knew him. Almost no one had any idea of his challenges and deep struggles with mental health. He spoke to few people about what he was facing and had trouble […]Read More
I can remember the exact moment I experienced real sorrow. I was nine years old and my father had succumbed to a brain aneurysm after spending thirty days in a coma. Two weeks previous to his death I had tried out for the AAA Mississauga Reps Hockey and made the team. I shared the news […]Read More