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“It’s OK not to feel OK”- attendees at Suicide Day event told

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Some of those who attended the candle light event at Pearse Park to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

Some of those who attended the candle light event at Pearse Park to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

Some of those who attended the candle light event at Pearse Park to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

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A small crowd gathered at Pearse Park in New Ross on World Suicide Day, to remember loved ones who have died and hear there is hope for anyone who reaches out for help.

Organiser Eileen Sinnott told attendees at the candle-lit event: “It’s OK not to feel OK. Mental health problems affect men and women; it doesn’t discriminate. A lot of young people are affected by it.”
Mental health mentor Ken Webster called out contact numbers for Aware, the Samaritans and Pieta House and spoke of the supports available to people.

Ms Sinnott said she was delighted to be able to hold the event once again. “This is my fourth or fifth time doing it. It’s just to get the message across that there is help available and don’t be afraid to get it.”

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