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Say the S Word

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aoifeThe Say the 'S' Word Campaign focuses on the reluctance of many adults, and some young people, to discuss suicide or even mentioned the dreaded 'S' word. 

It is vital to realise that TALKING ABOUT SUICIDE DOESN'T MAKE IT HAPPEN!

So we have commissioned a comic strip to stimulate discussion and engage adults and young people in being open to talking about 'S'uicide.

Young people need to know and understand that they can turn to their parents or other trusted adult in their life and talk about the issues facing them without fear of rejection or reluctance to discuss a particular subject.  Often this process can begin by taking a simple step like saying the 'S' word: Suicide.

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Warning Signs

Warning signs may include but are not limited to:
Withdrawing from family and friends
Having difficulty concentrating and thinking clearly
Sleeping too much or too little
Feeling tired most of the time
Gaining or losing a significant amount of weight
Talking about feeling hopeless or guilty
Talking about suicide or death
Self-destructive behaviour like drinking too much or abusing drugs
Losing interest in favourite things or activities
Giving away prized possessions
Mood swings
IMPORTANT
If a friend mentions suicide, take it seriously. If they have expressed an immediate plan, or have access to prescription medication or other potentially deadly means, do not leave them alone. Get help immediately.

Helplines

The Samaritans116 123
Pieta House1800 247 247
Aware1890 30 33 02
ISPCC Childline1800 66 66 66
Teen-Line Ireland1800 83 36 34

Contact Us

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (RCN20070670)
59 High Street
Killarney
Co Kerry V93 N977
Tel 021 - 242 7173
Email admin@yspi.eu