Suicide awareness meeting in Clonmel

An information evening on suicide awareness will be held on April 11 at 7pm in Hotel Minella, Clonmel.

An information evening on suicide awareness will be held on April 11 at 7pm in Hotel Minella, Clonmel.

The evening, which is free and open to the public, is being organised by Clonmel man Joe Leahy in association with the Irish Association of Suicidology.

The aim of the evening is to help lift the stigma that is so often associated with suicide.

Speakers will include Dan Neville, president of the Irish Association of Suicidology; Michael Egan from Living Links; Sean McCarthy, resource officer for suicide prevention with the HSE South; and representatives from the Mental Health Service in South Tipperary, consultant psychiatrist Dr Caitriona Crowe and liaison nurse Helen Ellis.

Information will also be available from support organisations including AWARE, CONSOLE, One Life, Suicide or Survive, St Vincent de Paul and the Samaritans. For more information, contact Joe Leahy on 086 2606988.