The Lifting the Silence on Suicide Community Events will take place in 10 communities in Sligo and Leitrim commencing in the Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo on November 5th followed by the Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon a week later.
This series of events has being organised by the Connecting for Life Sligo and Leitrim implementation group in an effort to bring a focus on suicide prevention to the people of Leitrim and Sligo.
Everyone at some point will be affected by suicide. We are all part of communities which link us to family, friends, colleagues and/or neighbours. The act of showing care and concern to someone who may be vulnerable, can make a big difference in their lives. Asking someone whether they are OK, listening to what they have to say in a non-judgemental way, and letting them know you care, can all have a significant impact.
Suicide really is everyone’s business. Let’s come together to open the conversation about suicide in our communities.
This event will explore:
- How we can all help prevent suicide
- The links between alcohol, substance misuse and suicide
- A personal story, bereaved by suicide
- Bereavement by suicide, the grief journey and supports
- Training and educational opportunities