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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 13:03

Free2Talk Campaign

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When we go to schools we are often asked by students, "How do I know I can talk about my problems to .....?" and it is most often their parents or a sibling that they want to talk to but they're afraid of being rejected.

By joining the Free2Talk Campaign you wear our special wristband or have our Free2Talk keyring so that your friends, children and other members of your family, team mates, co-workers etc know that they can approach you and talk.

YOU ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE A COUNSELLOR!!!! But one of the most important aspects of mental health awareness and particularly suicide prevention to allow people to talk. Just being allowed to talk, being listened to, can often be enough to stop someone from making bad decisions.

If you would like to find out more about mental health awareness, suicide prevention and the skills of active listening you might consider taking our Certificate Course

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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