A mental health awareness evening is to take place in Drumshanbo next month. The Lough Allen Hotel in the town will be the venue for the event on Thursday May 7th at 8pm. The local branch of Cara Pharmacy has organised this event with the aim of increasing awareness of the range of mental health services in the area and highlighting measures that can be taken to encourage positive mental health. The area of suicide prevention will also be addressed on the evening, an appropriate choice given that Leitrim has one of the highest rates of suicide in the country.
Guest speakers for the occasion will include:
Dr Sutra Murthy, Consultant psychiatrist for Leitrim, Topic: Suicide prevention & positive mental health.
Patricia Hannon, Psychologist & bereavement councillor, Topic: Loss & bereavement.
Denis O Brien, Assistant director of Mental Health Services Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health, Topic: Services available
Mark Harte, Tyrone footballer: Coping with adversity.
MC for the night Charlie McGettigan