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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #165 on: December 19, 2019, 02:02:13 AM »
People are strange.
There is a group from the 'New Life Church' on the Shankil, putting up posters around the Cavehill Country Park.
Trying to send positve messages to those up the Hill, feeling suicidal.
Some in the  local conservation Cavehill group, think the messages are simply 'Littering' the Country side.
People are strange.
God forbid we are reminded of suicide, when people are walking their poodles. 🙄
Tut tut....

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #166 on: December 20, 2019, 03:09:24 AM »
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/jerry-thompson-grieving-mums-tribute-to-tragic-son-he-was-our-hero-38776549.html

https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/jerry-thompson-tributes-carrick-rangers-17400919 

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/jerry-thompsons-family-backs-fans-mental-health-page-38800942.html

"Jerry Thompson's family backs fans' mental health page"

"The family of a young Belfast footballer who took his own life has praised a new mental health initiative launched by Irish League fans."

"Carrick Rangers player Gerard 'Jerry' Thompson was 24 when he died suddenly last Tuesday."

"Shortly afterwards, a group of Glentoran supporters who have struggled with their mental health started a new Twitter account,...  Irish League Mental Health Awareness, encouraging others to share their stories and seek help."    etcetera,...

Irish League Mental Health Awareness           https://twitter.com/IrishMental



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« Reply #167 on: December 20, 2019, 04:20:36 AM »
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/how-jerry-thompsons-death-inspired-three-glentoran-supporters-to-band-together-and-spread-the-message-that-its-okay-to-not-be-okay-38800939.html

"A group of Irish League football fans have come together in a bid to help people struggling with their mental health - by encouraging them to share their experiences following the tragic death of Carrick Rangers player Jerry Thompson."
 
"Dylan Gray (19), Darren Miller (25) and Ryan Batchelor (33), from across the Belfast area and all Glentoran fans, felt inspired to do something."

"It comes after Gerard 'Jerry' Thompson (24) took his own life last week. His devastated family said they were still searching for answers and have warmly praised the initiative started by the fans."

https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/irish-league-fans-start-new-17442964

https://twitter.com/darrenajmiller

"His death prompted an outpouring of grief and messages from people urging others to look after and address their mental wellbeing."

"Dylan recently posted online about his struggles with mental health, which prompted Darren to get in touch."

"Ryan, who has suffered from anxiety and depression, got on board straight away."

"Dylan spoke courageously on social media about his battles, which saw him suffer badly from depression."

Irish League Mental Health Awareness                https://twitter.com/IrishMental


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« Reply #168 on: December 22, 2019, 05:07:53 AM »
VIDEO,... Glentoran's manager speaking,...    https://twitter.com/i/status/1208491074446082048




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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #169 on: December 24, 2019, 06:12:54 AM »
"West Belfast 'Ats Us Nai Kidz' release sneak peek of song they recorded to help save lives from suicide"

https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/west-belfast-ats-nai-kidz-17162205

https://www.facebook.com/BelfastLiveOnline/videos/vb.526712010807134/560017981444796/?type=3&theater

"Ats Us Nai Kids - We are the world"         https://youtu.be/WRwsQCMW3pQ

"Hi everyone"    "This is our group Ats Us Nai Kidz !"

"We’ve decided to make a music video raise awareness for suicide and mental health."

"So that’s why we’ve decided to create this video for people to show more love and to give a helping hand to save someone’s life."

"So if you feel like your alone."      "Your not.!"      "Your never alone. !"

"You were put on this earth for a reason. !"

"We hope you enjoy the video,... god bless."


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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #170 on: December 29, 2019, 10:31:12 AM »
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/young-dad-27-kills-himself-15989261

"Young dad, 27, kills himself after suffering horrific abuse from internet trolls"

"Kenny Gregg, from Northern Ireland, emailed examples of the online torment he had suffered to his lawyer the day before he killed himself."
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"Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. "

"If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at [email protected] "

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #171 on: December 30, 2019, 01:58:27 PM »
VERY GRAPHIC CONTENT

"In Northern Ireland more people die by suicide than in road accidents."

"In 2005 The Niamh Louise Foundation was created to break the taboo of suicide in the counties of Tyrone and Armagh."

"This is their story"
        "BREAKING THE SILENCE"

"Breaking The Silence (Mental Health Documentary) | Real Stories"             
https://youtu.be/IMldOG37ARU



"Naimh Louise Foundation intro video"              https://youtu.be/yf9QA7hwqRo

http://www.niamhlouisefoundation.com/       http://www.niamhlouisefoundation.com/support/resources/



https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/we-lost-our-daughter-to-suicide-at-15-now-we-are-helping-others-30074178.html

https://www.mindingyourhead.info/service/niamh-louise-foundation

https://www.facebook.com/nlfoundation


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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #174 on: January 05, 2020, 12:41:07 PM »
A young 11yr old boy took his life in North Belfast during the week. RIP
What is going on???
So so sad.
Seems not a day goes by now, without a suicide.
11yrs old, a new low.
God have mercy on his young soul. X

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #175 on: January 06, 2020, 12:01:28 AM »

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« Reply #176 on: January 08, 2020, 12:19:06 AM »
A young 11yr old boy took his life in North Belfast during the week. RIP
What is going on???
So so sad.
Seems not a day goes by now, without a suicide.   
11yrs old, a new low.

God have mercy on his young soul. X 

"January 6 2020"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/devastated-families-of-belfast-boys-eoin-hamill-and-cillian-draine-prepare-to-say-final-farewells-ahead-of-funerals-38836090.html

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In a separate tragic incident in Belfast, Cillian Draine (11) died suddenly at his Salisbury Avenue home in north Belfast.

Like Eoin, Cillian was also involved in amateur boxing.

Last night Belfast boxer Michael Conlan said he was fundraising for Cillian's family.

https://twitter.com/mickconlan11/status/1213777463643443201

He tweeted: ...

"I'm going to do another auction to help raise funds for the funeral of the family of young boxer, 11-year-old Cillian Draine... our youth need our help, anyone suffering speak up, it's OK to talk. !"

Last night, Sinn Fein MP John Finucane said he has requested an urgent meeting with health officials over recent suicides in north Belfast.

"I personally know members of one of the families affected by a very young man's tragic and untimely death. My heart goes out to all of the families involved," he said.

"Mental health is a major source of concern and one which I intend to prioritise."

He said a party delegation wants "an immediate meeting with the Chief Executive of Belfast Trust and the Public Health Agency, and the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health, for emergency discussions due to a number of deaths by suicide in north Belfast in recent days".

Cillian's funeral will take place at St Therese of Lisieux Church in north Belfast tomorrow. He is survived by mum Mary, dad Mick and brothers Fiontan and Michael.

If you have been affected by any issues in this article, please contact the Samaritans free on 116123 or Lifeline on 080 8808 8000

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Re: Northern Ireland has the highest rate of suicide in the UK
« Reply #179 on: January 14, 2020, 05:46:42 AM »
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/malachi-odoherty-is-our-wariness-around-people-taking-their-own-lives-making-northern-irelands-suicide-epidemic-more-prevalent-38857160.html

"Malachi O'Doherty: Is our wariness around people taking their own lives making Northern Ireland's suicide epidemic more prevalent.?"

"Public information films like those highlighting drink-driving could cut the death toll, argues Malachi O'Doherty"

" 'The idea was raised by journalist Allison Morris last week that our journalistic wariness may, indeed, be part of the problem of our locally high suicide rates; higher than in England, Scotland, Wales or the Irish Republic.' "

"I am going to break a taboo of journalism. I am going to describe a suicide."

"There are two main reasons why journalists avoid doing this. One is to spare pain to the family of the dead person."

"The other is to avoid promoting "copy-cat" suicide. But this is acceptable if the avoidance of any detailed description of suicide does no actual harm."  ...