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Thursday, 31 December 2015 13:47

Message from our CEO

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Anthony Philpott

Challenge yourself with Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland and sign up to our Skydive against Suicide.  This is our biggest fundraising campaign for 2017 and we’re hoping to encourage people from all over Ireland to participate in YSPI Skydive against Suicide. 

We’re running the Skydive against Suicide because youth suicide is a shadow across the lives of everyone in Ireland. Our country has one of the highest reported rates of suicide for 18-24 year olds in Europe. There is a very real need for action from our community.  YSPI are the only national charity focusing on youth self-harm and youth suicide specifically. In 2016 we have visited over 160 schools and meet around 18,000 students face to face. Your support will enable us to carry out many more educational workshops in schools and colleges across Ireland.

We’re asking you to help provide resources for young people, their friends, families, teachers and coaches so that the information on early signs of pre-suicidal behaviour is put out there, so that there’s more awareness raised on this issue and so that this tragic loss of life is reduced.

Tony

 

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