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Monaghan seminar to highlight suicide prevention supports

Mar 10, 2023 17:15 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan seminar to highlight suicide prevention supports
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There are a lot of services around and people need to become more aware of them.

LA5-19 is hosting a Seminar in the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan, tomorrow, Saturday the 11th March, at 11am. Joanna Fortune - a Psychotherapist specialising in the parent-child and adolescent relationships will be guest speaker on the day.

She is also a Trauma and Attachment repair specialist and author of the very popular book '15 Minutes Parenting'. The event is free to attend and those interested can register at Eventbrite.ie

Meanwhile, Barry Aughey who set up LA5-19 after his son Luke died by suicide in 2019, says that suicide awareness and improving mental health are key to suicide prevention. He highlighted the importance of becoming more aware of the services that are available to those who are struggling.

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"One of the things we did when we set up LA5-19 was a website and that contains all the supports that are available - and there are many. When our son Luke was suffering with depression, I only knew of Pieta House and they weren't offering a service in Monaghan, and I didn't know of anything else.

"It was only a month after he died I was advised that SoSad was in the county. There are a lot of services around and people need to become more aware of them," added Barry.

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