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Mental Health Awareness Teams Featured

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FS slide01Using the results from our 2016 Mental Health Awareness Survey and data from the Central Statistics Office we have identified a number of areas around the country that appear to have a higher risk of youth mental health issues, including suicide and self-harm, than other areas of the country.
 
We are looking for volunteers from each town to work with YSPI in delivering mental health information to residents and businesses.  If you can spare a couple of hours on a Saturday or Sunday to distribute booklets that would be fantastic.  We will be mostly distributing booklets to houses and businesses in the town centres but if you have a car and can assist with distribution in surrounding areas we will be able to cover the costs of fuel up to €30.
 
If you are able to volunteer a few hours please let us know by completing the online enquiry form.
The towns we will be working in are:
  • Athlone
  • Cavan
  • Cork
  • Dundalk
  • Galway
  • Kilkenny
  • Tralee
  • Waterford
  • Wexford
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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