If you suspect someone in your life is struggling, don't wait for them to reach out.
We're being encouraged to help spread hope ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day tomorrow.
This year's theme is 'Creating Hope through Action', in an effort to create a more caring and mindful society.
Isolation and anxiety stemming from the pandemic is still major factor affecting people's mental health, according to Accessible Counselling Tullamore.
Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention for HSE Midlands, Josephine Rigney says if you suspect someone in your life is struggling, don't wait for them to reach out:
Accessible Counselling Tullamore - landline 057 935 2879, mobile 083 3555 951, email email@example.com.
MyMind - text HELLO to 50808, visit mymind.org.
Pieta - visit pieta.ie or freephone 1800 247 247.
You can also call the HSE YourMentalHealth Information Line, anytime day or night, for information on what other services and supports are available near you - freephone 1800 111 888 or visit yourmentalhealth.ie
Remember if you, or someone you know is at immediate risk of harm, go to or call your local emergency department.
You can also contact emergency services on 112 or 999 anytime.