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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

Riding for Mental Health Awareness

Pony Express Riders Stop in Sidney


On Thursday morning, May 20, a rumbling of excitement entered Sidney from the west. The sound of thundering horsepower was the indicator the Pony Express Riders were approaching Sidney.

They were riding with a purpose, to make people aware of children's mental health.

“For the past 14 years, these dedicated motorcyclists have been a key partner in raising awareness for children’s mental health,” said Sheri Dawson, director of the Division of Behavioral Health. “Half of all lifetime mental illness begins at the average age of 14 and three-quarters by age 24. For a young person with s...

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