Action for Suicide Prevention group to march this Saturday to mark World Mental Health Day
By Simon Walsh
Action for Suicide Prevention are an organisation which was set up to put a spotlight firmly back on the lack of support and funding to the mental health services in Ireland.
Spear headed by two young men, Luke Clerkin (24, pictured below) from Tallaght and Jamie Harrington (16) from Ballymun, the group’s aim is to highlight the government’s lack of support to the mental health services in Ireland and to also let people suffering in silence know that they are not alone.
To date the group have held successful marches in Dublin and all across the country. They have also set up sub groups across Ireland ranging from Cork to Cavan.
This Saturday, October 10, the group will hold their most important march yet ahead of Budget 2015 and to coincide with World Mental Health Day.
They invite anybody who has been affected by suicide to also come join them in their campaign. They also encourage anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide to bring a picture along in their memory.
Beginning at Central Bank at 2pm, the group will march to The Garden of Remembrance, where there will be speeches and music.
And people are also encouraged to visit the MindMindr app, which contains all of the local health and wellbeing services. To check out the app visit http://www.mindmindr.ie/