Counselling Help to 20 Suicidal Irish People

by Hope Trust
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Counselling Help to 20 Suicidal Irish People
Counselling Help to 20 Suicidal Irish People
Counselling Help to 20 Suicidal Irish People

Project Report | Feb 5, 2024
Exciting Endeavour for us

By Linda Rowett | Director

We mentioned in a previous report that we were exploring the possibility of creating a series of short films around suicide and self-harm.  This has been in the planning stage through 2023 and now, in February 2024, we are looking forward to commencing production.

We will be interviewing a variety of people who have either been impacted by the loss of family members; those who considered suicide as a possibility and what helped them to not fulfil this. Also some understanding on what drives people to that point of despair and the role that spirituality plays in giving purpose for living.

We are a long way off completion, but very grateful to have started this journey at last! Our hope is to break stigma that continues to remain in some sectors towards this issue.  But also to bring understanding to people who may not have considered the tremendous loss this kind of death brings to those who know and love them; or understanding of how difficult it is to live with poor mental health.

Hopefully the end goal will be to help our communities to become more aware, sensitive and confident in helping others.  We will be making these films available to churches and community groups and any who want to become part of a support network.

As promised we held our 7th walk across the Shannon Bridge in Athlone on the 31st October '23.  Despite the rain we drew a good crowd as we laid a wreath of remembrance on the bridge and then held a service of support and remembrance in the town square.  The event included a sharing on remembrance, workship and a bell ringing song, a testimony of encouragement, prayers of support and of blessing to the townsfolk of Athlone and surrounds.  It was a moving time and included members of the public showing support to those who had lost loved ones to suicide.

We do wish you all a prosperous 2024 - a year filled with great connections, inclusive communities and the support of friends and family.

All the best from Hope Trust, Ireland

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Hope Trust

Location: Athlone - Ireland
Project Leader:
Linda Rowett
Athlone , Ireland
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