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"All of this needs to be brought out more and those in the health system are the people to approach, they're the ones that know what's around."
"It's something which I've been looking at trying to be involved in an effective way," Michael said.
Although currently not involved in any other depression awareness organisations or campaigns, Michael is keeping his eyes open.
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Something Michael believes many Port Augusta locals are unaware of is the extensive support networks available for people suffering depression.
for the Black Dog and decided to go on it because a number of people in my life had issues with depression," Michael said.
The Black Dog Ride is a program encouraging awareness and acceptance of depression, as well as raising much needed funds for research.
Operating annually since 2010, the Black Dog Ride involves motorbike riders from all Australian states to ride from various points across their own state, before meeting up in Port Augusta and travelling to Alice Springs for the ride's conclusion.
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"They need to be advertised and promoted a little better, people need to understand what's out there and what's available.
"It's the type of thing you do more for the reasons behind it, it's not the sort of thing I would just do for the fun of it."
"It's usually six or seven hours in the saddle each day so it's quite tiring," Michael said.
Due to sheer passion and dedication from those involved, the ride succeeded in its goal to raise awareness about depression.
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"It very much has succeeded," Michael said.
Local Port Augusta man Michael Hunt is pushing for more awareness of depression and mental illness and is encouraging people to talk about it rather than ignore it.
"I think there is a lot more help out there in Port Augusta than I'm aware of and that other people are aware of and that's the issue," Michael said.
Particularly in older generations, depression is often ignored and is surrounded by a negative stigma something Michael believes needs to be eradicated.
"If one person is affected by depression, that's too many," Michael said.
"PASS was the second school I taught at, back in the mid 70s and I thought that this was a beautiful place to live," Prada Cahier Bag Belt Michael said.
Born and bred in the Adelaide Hills, it wasn't until Michael was offered a teaching position at Port Augusta Secondary School that he moved to Port Augusta, where he fell in love with the town.
"This year I went again and the school was very generous by allowing me to take leave for it."
"You can't have a group of 50 to 100 people ride through small towns and not be noticed and, when they're all covered in campaign slogans people become aware of it.
After being impacted via accquaniances by the illness, Michael decided to participate in the nationally recognised Black Dog Ride in 2011 and again in 2013.
"I had my first bike at 16 and I've had a bike ever since a lot of the time it's been little agricultural bikes," he said.
"But I've had road bikes on and off."
Local Port Augusta man Michael Hunt is pushing
stigma attached to mental illness.
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