Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Suicide Awareness In Ireland (ÉIRE)

It is the time of year when we all look forward to the arrival of spring and the lengthening of the days and shortening of the nights which is welcome.

However, let us not forget that there are families out there trying to come to terms with their loss of a loved one to suicide, and in Ireland, there are 2 families per day enduring this pain and inexplicable loss.

Yet, the Government does not seem to think of it as an emergency despite the fact that more lives are being lost to suicide than on our national roads every year.

For those of you out there trying to cope with this issue, I have placed hereunder some links to websites of organisations which I believe may be of assistance and will also place them on the links list for future reference.

Irish Association of Suicidology
16 New Antrim Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Tel:+353 (0)94 9250858
Fax:+353 (0)94 9250859

Marlboro Street, Dublin 1
Tel:1850 609090

National Suicide Research Foundation
1 Perrott Avenue, College Road, Cork

Tel:+353 (0)21 4277499

National Suicide Bereavement Support Network
P.O. Box 1,Youghal, Co Cork

Sotto Voce: If anyone who reads this wishes to contribute in any way or send to me any contact details for other support organisations/groups not listed here, it would be sincerely appreciated.



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