Main Cycle 2020
Every single year, suicide claims more lives unnecessarily. Viciously and remorselessly, mental illness pushes people into vulnerability. Many of us have experienced first-hand the consequences, watching a friend or family member as they made the dark descent, confused as to what we can do.
By not raising awareness of the realities of mental illness, we are creating untenable situations for those who then need to seek help. We understand this reality intuitively, and there are many people who would like to do something but are unsure what.
The first step is simple, if not easy – AWARENESS. In the midst of such suffering, silence is read as indifference. Cycle Against Suicide is all about communicating to others that we hear them, that they are not alone, and that “It’s OK not to feel OK, and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help.”
Cycle Against Suicide’s main campaign for raising awareness into communities is our Annual Cycle. Our 2020 event will take place from Saturday April 25th to May 3rd. We ask that people from across Ireland join with us for any part of this event, and together, we will keep cycling toward a brighter future, one that affirms life, encourages openness, and cherishes the gumption to seek out support.
Our campaign will cycle through the following locations: Galway, Tuam, Castlebar, Kiltimagh, Sligo Town, Bundoran, Donegal Town, Irvinestown, Enniskillen, Clones, Cavan Town, Granard,-Longford, Roscommon Town, Athlone Town, Mullingar Town, Enfield, and Swords Castle,
Year after year, the suffering continues. We shed tears burying our loved ones, but nothing changes. We say no more – no more silence, no more inaction, no more complacency. It’s time for all people of conscience to recognise the pain that mental illness has wrought and do something about it.
By joining with us and lending your supporting to this campaign, you can make a difference
To register your participation, click on the poster below.
When an individual is vulnerable enough to consider taking their own life, silence is read as indifference. With over 800 people dying by suicide in Ireland each year, and research indicating that thousands more contemplate it, we all have a role to play, and together we can collectively address the challenges that suicide presents. Discussions about suicide are needed now more than ever. In a bid to save more lives, Cycle Against Suicide sets out to start these discussions and change culture to create a society that openly talks about suicide, enabling people to speak up and reach out for help.
Join with us in this in this challenge and start the discussion with your family and friends.
For more information please click on the button below.