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Man bikes across the country to raise awareness for mental health
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Man bikes across the country to raise awareness for mental health

After learning his loved one died by suicide, Richard Lima decided to take his bike to the East Coast and ride across the nation raising awareness for mental health and suicide prevention.“It’s prevalent across the country everywhere I go, small town, big city, it doesn’t matter everybody’s got a tie,” Lima said Saturday morning.Having started his trek in North Carolina on June 4, Lima made it to Folsom on Saturday; saying it was a major goal of his to ride through the greater Sacramento area because his loved one called the Valley home.“I had no idea about mental illness or suicide, until losing a loved one to suicide and doing this ride,” Lima said.Lima, riding for Never Ride Alone, is connecting with local mental health advocates and suicide prevention groups across the country...