Alastair and I talked via Skype for over 90 minutes. Alastair is committed to supporting the fight against suicide and helping bring depression out of the shadows and make the topic a common and routine discussion. We recorded this talk on July 31, 2014 which was 12 days before American actor Robin Williams took his life due in part to depression. Alastair was concerned that this talk would be considered building on that event, but in reality, this topic needs to be open and honest. People commit suicide every day. We hope that his participation in that Irish bike ride will help people open up and talk before taken final actions.
Alastair McDermott is an engineer at heart, but he is also able to talk to people, to help people see their options and to take action!
Earlier this year, he, his girlfriend Anne-Marie and over 2-3000 other riders hopped on their bicycles and rode around Ireland, in a “Cycle Against Suicide” ride. He rode it, without prior training. Are you this committed to an idea? Could you do this?
Alastair recommends these books:
You can reach Alastair by email firstname.lastname@example.org
His company is www.websitedoctor.com
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