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.
Help us fundraise.
Cycle against Suicide is fundraising for its schools programmes. One in three young people in Ireland will experience some form of mental health issue in any given year, with Ireland having the fourth highest teen suicide rate in the EU/OECD region. For the majority of individuals living with a mental health problem or mental illness, the first onset of their symptoms began when they were teenagers, and evidence shows that early intervention is critical if treatment is to have the most positive outcomes for the future life chances of affected young people. Working with hundreds of schools across Ireland, our school programmes creates a caring, respectful and safe learning environment that supports mental health in schools, building resilience and fostering a sense of belonging amongst young people.
Help us to fundraise by texting ORANGE to 50300. Texts costs €2 of which Cycle against Suicide will receive €1.80