Information seminar on communities combatting suicide in Co Leitrim

Everyone at some point in their lives will be affected by suicide. It might be a neighbour, a friend, a relative or even a well-known public figure.

Suicide is a community health problem and local communities are very important places where suicide can be directly addressed.

Suicide prevention is about promoting positive mental health and supporting people to learn a range of positive coping strategies so they can better deal with difficulties in their lives.

This Thursday, December 5, a FREE seminar will be held in The Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon informing people of community based services in Leitrim which have a role to play in helping prevent suicide and promoting positive mental health.

The seminar will run from 10.30am to 2.30pm, with registration commencing at 10am. A light lunch will be served.

The key-note speaker at the event will be Christy Keneally, who is a well-known Irish TV presenter, scriptwriter and author.

Other speakers will include; Mike Rainsford, HSE Suicide Resource Officer, Rachel Reilly, Mental Health Ireland, Michelle Fox, STOP Suicide and Paul Hamilton, Education and Training Board.

A range of information stands detailing services provided by local community organizations will also be in attendance on the day.

This seminar is the result of a partnership initiative between Leitrim Development Company, Mental Health Ireland and STOP Suicide.

Please confirm your attendance by contacting 086-8539010 or emailing