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 firstname.lastname@example.org