September 10th, 2020

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day

When it comes to #suicide, you don’t have to be an expert or have all the answers if someone reaches out to you for help and support. Listening with compassion, empathy and a lack of judgement can help restore hope.

Please take a moment today to reach out to someone in your community, a family member, friend, colleague or even a stranger – it could change the course of another’s life. People might be reluctant to intervene, for many reasons, including a fear of not knowing what to say. It is important to remember, there is no specific formula. Empathy, compassion, genuine concern, knowledge of resources and a desire to help are key to preventing” #suicide

#WSPD2020 #ConnectingforLife

Support is always available

  • Call Samaritans on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.ie, available 24/7 
  • Call Pieta on 1800 247247 or text HELP to 51444, available 24/7
  • Call the Aware Support Line on 1800 804848 or email supportmail@aware.ie 
  • Call the Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line on 1800 807077
  • Text YMH to 50808 – a free and anonymous text support service, available 24/7
  • For information on ending mental health stigma, visit www.seechange.ie
  • For information on mental health supports and services, visit www.yourmentalhealth.ie 

Posted in: Health

Date: 10th September 2020