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Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland will be hosting a series of high-profile awareness events targeted specifically at Athlone on 19th to 22nd April, Stay Safe Athlone.
We will be running a series of awareness and prevention events in Athlone on 19th – 22nd April and we hope that local businesses might consider supporting us. All our event sponsors will be acknowledged in the booklets which will be delivered by local volunteers from the Westmeath Mental Health Awareness Team to around 5,000 homes in the town and surrounding areas.
We would be very grateful for any sponsorship you feel you could offer, but if you can make a sponsorship commitment of €500 or over we will also be acknowledging these premium sponsors through advertorials in the Athlone Advertiser and the Westmeath Independent; as well as on the front cover of the Stay Safe Athlone booklets for house to house distribution. Premium sponsors may also like to put a ¼ page or ½ page support advert into the booklet.

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Stay Safe Athlone 19-22 April 2017

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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
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.


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
Co Kerry V93 N977
Tel 021 - 242 7173