Joe McGuire from Liscarney, Westport, Co Mayo, was in Longford town recently promoting www.talkaboutit.ie, a national voluntary organisation based in Mayo, which raises awareness of suicide and depression in Ireland by simply talking about it.
They aim to make suicide prevention, and positive mental health, a frontline issue in political forums in Ireland, and raise awareness of the help that is out there.
Joe was at the local market on the Athlone Road in town, to hand out leaflets and raise funds, ‘There is a light’ there theme
To donate or volunteer, contact Joe McGuire on 086-8702062 or Tony Murphy on 087-7711635.
The various services they promote inlucde: Samaritans 1850 609 090. AWARE helping to defeat depression 1890 303 302. 1LIFE suicide helpline 1800 247 100. CONSOLE living with suicide 1800 201 77 88 88 CHILDLINE listens to children 1800 66 66 66