New strategy to reduce suicide being launched in Sligo and Leitrim

A government minister is to launch a new strategy hoping to reduce suicide in counties Sligo and Leitrim.

Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly will launch ‘Connecting for Life’ on Tuesday, 17th October in The Bush Hotel in Carrick on Shannon.

‘Connecting for Life’ is a national strategy for suicide reduction with a special emphasis on counties developing their own suicide reduction strategies.

Tomas Murphy, area director of nursing for Sligo Leitrim Mental Health Services, says its an initiative that’s addressing an important need in this area:

People who want to attend should email [email protected] before October 12th.