One community devestated by suicide has decided to fight back by holding a special Walk for Talk fundraiser this Saturday, July 27.
The fundraising walk from Cloone GAA Park to Aughavas GAA Park has two aims - to raise money for Aware and STOP and to get people talking about suicide and depression.
Organiser, Roisin Kenny explains that “Unfortunately so many communities have been devastated by suicide and in its aftermath there is a sense of helplessness and emptiness, not knowing what to say, or do. It is hoped that this event will by raising awareness, allow people to talk openly about mental health; this would go a long way towards removing the stigma that exists and encourage those suffering to feel able to seek the help they need.”
“This Walk for Talk event is all about people coming together to support the charities (Aware and the Leitrim based STOP) and to talk about what to do and say around mental health and perhaps to learn how to listen and be a comforting ear to someone in distress.”
Registration is from 1pm at Cloone GAA park, with the walk at 2pm. See facebook.com/TheWalkForTalk for further details.