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Sunday 4 December 2016

Console deals with 'life and death' matters daily

Paul Kelly

Published 10/09/2015 | 02:30

Paul Kelly of Console
Paul Kelly of Console

It is a matter of life and death. As an organisation that deals with the prevention of suicide, and sometimes its aftermath, the above phrase has a hollow resonance.

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For us at Console, it signifies the enormity of the unnatural emphasis placed on normal events such as exams, job interviews, promotions, work presentations and even football matches.

We deal with people, especially young people, on a daily basis who feel that their lives have been turned into a black whirlpool because they cannot cope with what they feel that society terms as failure.

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