Why we need your help?

Fotolia 44037348 SYouth  Suicide Prevention Ireland urgently need funds to continue to fund our dedicated Schools Outreach Team who provide our "Four Steps to Help" Suicide Awareness and Prevention talks for schools and interested organisations in 2018.  As you can imagine providing suicide awareness and prevention information directly to young people in a safe and supportive environment are critical to helping to reduce that frighteningly high rates of youth suicide in Ireland.

With your help we can increase the number of talks that we are able to provide and this vital service to more schools, colleges and youth organisations.  One skydive can fund an additional school visit, which can mean up to 500 additional students can be trained in mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

During Christmas 2017 there was a 700% increase in the number of crisis information requests using our FreeText Service, Schools Portal and Online enquiry forms.  One skydive can fund the response to 1000 additional crisis information requests

Why should you consider supporting us?

There has never been a more important time to support youth suicide prevention in Ireland as young people are being hit on all sides by the reality of Ireland in 2018 and suicide rates are rising again and, sadly, our most at risk group is young males..

Many families are now in financial trouble leading to tension between parents and siblings. Many young people can be faced with a very sudden decline in standard of living, or the discovery that their parents can't now afford to send them to university or college. They also face the terrible prospect that there may not be work at home for them for some years to come, and face the prospect of life on social welfare or emigration.Homelessness, inappropriate accommodation, delays in hospital treatment and many other crises in Ireland today unfortunately lead to an increase in mental health issues and also to an increase in suicide and attempted suicide and self-harm.

It can seem a bleak picture to young people but there is so much help and support available to them, both amongst their friends, family and peer group, and also in the wider community where many are working to prevent youth suicide on a daily basis.

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