World Mental Health Week in Leitrim

Pictured at the launch in Carrick-on-Shannon library last week of the new self help books to celebrate World Mental Health Week in Leitrim (l-r) Anna McKiernan, Librarian, Carrick-on-Shannon library; Sister Nora Burke, Breffni Mental Health Assoc; Rachel Reilly, Development Officer, Mental Health Ireland and Denis O'Brien, Asst Director of Nursing, Mental Health Services Sligo/Leitrim who launched the leaflet.
To celebrate World Mental Health Week, Breffni Mental Health Association have undertaken a few local initiatives. They have launched a series of self-help books, the ‘Overcoming Series’ covering topics such as low mood and depression, worry, stress and anxiety, general mental health and wellbeing, addiction, relationships and social issues.

To celebrate World Mental Health Week, Breffni Mental Health Association have undertaken a few local initiatives. They have launched a series of self-help books, the ‘Overcoming Series’ covering topics such as low mood and depression, worry, stress and anxiety, general mental health and wellbeing, addiction, relationships and social issues.

These books will provide good information on many common mental health issues and instruct people on how to overcome their personal problems. The collection will be placed in the Carrick-on-Shannon library branch, but can also be availed of in other Leitrim library branches on request.

There are many local organisations and agencies operating throughout Leitrim which play an active role in supporting mental health in our community.

Services operate right throughout the spectrum, from mental distress to positive wellbeing. To highlight these services, Breffni Mental Health Association in partnership with Leitrim Development Company have developed a one page leaflet outlining contact details for many of these services as well as some basic tips on building resilience.

The leaflet is entitled ‘Minding Your Mental Health in Leitrim’ and will be distributed to various community and public buildings over the coming weeks. The leaflet can also be downloaded from www.alive2thrive.ie