World Suicide Prevention Day, Talbot Hotel 7.30PM Thursday 10th Sept 2015

County Wexford has consistently been reported as having one of the highest suicide rates in Ireland. In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day a presentation and discussion evening will be held in the Talbot Hotel Wexford. The aim of the evening is to explore new and creative ways, to lessen people’s emotional pain, that too often leads to self-harm and suicide.

Together we can expand the topic of suicide beyond the static and stigma-based dialogue we have at present. The evening event will be sponsored by The Talbot Hotel and Pettitts SuperValu.

The evening will be supported by local organisations and community groups. Speakers include:

Dr Fergus Heffernan

PhD Psychology. Fergus will speak on early exposure to anxiety and the usefulness of a family plan.

Anthony E. Walsh

Co-Author of a recent publication ‘Understanding Suicide’ (Currach Press, 2015). Anthony will present a New Perspective on suicide that is offered in this highly researched book he co-wrote with local Wexford author Lucy Costigan.

Rose Tully

Educator and has worked as National Secretary, Public Relations’ Officer, and President for the National Parents Council - Post Primary for 25 years. Rose will speak on the importance of emotional intelligence

George Lawlor

Co-founder of Wexford Marine Watch. The power of community awareness will be the focus of George’s presentation.

Ray Cullen

Co-Founder of Talk To Tom Organisation (Gorey). Ray will speak of the importance of training and upskilling for the whole community.

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