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Saturday 23 June 2018

Thousands of students take a lead for positive mental health

Students from Our Lady’s School, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, who performed at the Cycle Against Suicide student leaders’ congress yesterday Photo: Kyran O’Brien
Students from Our Lady’s School, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, who performed at the Cycle Against Suicide student leaders’ congress yesterday Photo: Kyran O’Brien

Galway hurlers and All-Ireland winners Jason Flynn and Davy Glennon joined more than 7,000 secondary students at the 2018 Cycle Against Suicide student leaders' congress in the 3Arena, Dublin.

More than a hundred schools took part in the annual event promoting positive mental health - as contributors from the worlds of health, sport, entertainment and publishing spoke about such issues as bullying, suicide and positive mental health.

Motivational speaker Kevin Hines spoke of his own experience with suicide. "I live with severe mental illness, but I believe that no matter what issues we struggle with we can not just survive, we can thrive," he said.

Irish Independent

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