Thank you for your interest in the Black Dog Ride across America. This page includes helpful tools for media, including our press release, video B-roll and media contacts. For more information, please reach out to Dani Poole at email@example.com, or visit www.blackdogride.com.au.
Local: Steve Carpinelli – Media Relations SteveC@thenationalcouncil.org, Phone: 202-684-7457 x276
National: Aaron Cohen – Media Relations AaronCohenPR@gmail.com – 301-633-6773
Betsy Schwartz – VP of Public Education and Special Initiatives, National Council
Steve Andrews – Co-founder, Black Dog Ride Steve@blackdogride.com.au, Phone: +61 408 868 500
Jack Michael – Co-founder, Black Dog Ride
Phone: +61 418 943 247
Simon Bouda – Senior Journalist, CH9, Black Dog Rider
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So many people are out there wishing for something better, hoping that help will show up. That’s what Mental Health First Aid is – it is help to get people connected to care and ultimately to get them to a better place.”–Tousha Paxton-Barnes, U.S. Army Veteran
As adults, we sometimes forget how hard it was being an adolescent. When we see a kid who is just miserable at school, we might think they choose to be that way – or that it’s just part of adolescence. But in fact, they might be in a mental health crisis, one they certainly did not choose and do not want.
When a teacher says “how can I be helpful,” that is a powerful question. ”–Alyssa Fruchtenicht, School-Based Mental Health Counselor