Midleton: Hope springs eternal for the former suicide capital of Ireland

This documentry by Fiachra Mc Kermott UL student is the winning entry for the 2015 Headline student media award. 
This is a powerful documentary which explores how a single town has been devastated by suicide – and how access to support is offering new hope. By weaving interviews with those bereaved by suicide, counsellors and other sources of support together, it offers an inspiring story of recovery.
The reality is not sugar-coated — the area still has a suicide problem — but the slow process of work on the ground appears to bearing fruit and successful awareness programmes aimed at families and friends appear to offer the glimpse of a new future for the area.