COMMUNITY counselling and support organisations from across the North turned out in force last week to ‘break the silence’ at a joint suicide awareness conference.
Over one hundred brave firewalkers, including a local MLA, are psyching themselves up as they prepare to walk barefoot on hot coals to raise vital funds for a local suicide awareness charity this week.
There’s just over a week to go before over one hundred courageous firewalkers attempt to break the Irish record for walking on flames – and raise vital funds for a local suicide awareness charity.
A group of North Belfast families devastated by the loss of loved ones to suicide have met with President Mary McAleese to share their stories and ask for her support in their campaign for better suicide awareness across the country.
The health Minister has echoed calls from North Belfast suicide awareness groups on the need for a cross-departmental approach to tackle the alarming rate of suicides here.