People Who Lost Someone To Suicide Hosting Fundraiser For Mental Health

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The owner of the venue lost his son in 2018.

'Everything can seem fine, before you lose someone to suicide.'

Collinstown's Kevin Fitzpatrick lost his son in 2018, and is now hosting a fundraiser for mental health charities, such as SpunOut, SOSAD Ireland, HUGG and Aware.

The event will be held in his pub, McCormack's Bar, Castlepollard, this Saturday from 2pm with an online effort having so far raised €700.

Mr. Fitzpatrick says we need to care for each other and mind our mental health:

This story includes references and discussions of suicide or self-harm.

Details of organisations that may assist in relation to such issues can be found below:

  • Samaritans Ireland's 24 hour helpline can be reached on 116 123

  • Pieta House can be called on 1800 247 247 or text 'HELP' to 51444

  • Text About It's 24 hour text-line can be reached on 50808

  • Jigsaw Laois/ Offaly - +353 57 93 52871 Email:reception.offaly@jigsaw.ie

  • SpunOut Text About It: Free Text 'YMH' to 50808

 

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