September 9, 2016
Last week’s article addressed the early warning signs of mental health issues, published just hours before the devastating tragedy of the Hawe family emerged. Since then we as a community and a nation feel a sense of tragic loss, immersed in disbelief but touched by the uncomfortable notion that this could be anybody’s story; nobody knew, nobody could have guessed, and nobody can comprehend the unimaginable horror in that home.
Cabhrú service will be available to help with loneliness, depression, anxiety and addiction. A new free online counselling service for emigrants will be available for Irish people living in Australia from this weekend.
Donegal will light up orange for World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday September 10th. Seventy five iconic landmarks and buildings around Ireland (like Dublin's Mansion House and Kilkenny Castle) will light up orange to spread the message that 'It's ok not to feel ok and it's absolutely ok to ask for help'.
There are times when the Galway ladies footballers leave their talking on the pitch but on this occasion they decided to go silent in aid of a North Galway charity.
For the first in our My Mental Life series, comedian Maxine Jones tells Sheena Madden how she keeps it all going with a smile on her face.
Australian woman, Bronwyn Walsh, has raised €1195 to date after jumping out of a plane and parachuting over Donegal Airport yesterday.
THE SOCIAL MEDIA site Facebook has added new features to its suicide prevention tool, which will aim to increase the resources and support to those on the site who are at risk of suicide.
09/09/2016, Movember Foundation
Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Too many men are ‘toughing it out’, keeping their feelings to themselves and struggling in silence.
Watch the video here.