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Thursday, 11 May 2017 13:00

YouthReach Dungarvan

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Hi there. We had a visit from Alan today in our Youthreach Centre in Dungarvan Co. Waterford. I just wanted to say how brilliant Alan is. The language and examples he used to explain to our learners about mental health issues were so completely appropriate to the group and they were really engaged, which is not the easiest thing to do. It was great to have an open conversation about suicide and what to do if we encounter someone who is feeling suicidal. Thank you so much for this work and especially thank you Alan, for being you. Kindest regards, Breege. Youthreach Dungarvan.
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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