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Podcast: Riding to Remember With Mac Dorris

September 3, 2019

Trevor discusses the negative ways in which mental illness is portrayed by the media before he is joined by Mac Dorris, founder of the Ride for Mental Health.

Mac started this charity bike ride in honor of his son, Eric, who struggled with borderline personality disorder and depression. Eric passed away in 2016 and Mac raises funds to end mental health stigma and keep his son’s memory alive.

Episode Highlights

  • Mac discusses how and when the idea for the Ride for Mental Health came to him (14:15)
  • Mac shares the moments when he started to suspect Eric was living with mental health issues (31:45)
  • Before he passed, Eric was working on a local mayoral campaign in Waltham, Massachusetts (47:04)

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