Tree of Hope for suicide prevention planted in Tullamore
A Tree of Hope was planted in Tullamore's Lloyd Park on Sunday to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day 2018.
The ‘Tree of Hope’ is a symbol to those who have lost a loved one to suicide and to people living with mental health problems that there is understanding and support available for all.
The hope of organisations offering support is that people who may be finding life difficult will reach out and ask for help in the knowledge that it will be willingly given.
The theme of the 2018 World Suicide Prevention Day taking place on 10th September is ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’ which seeks to encourage all of us to engage with each other and to join together to spread awareness of suicide prevention as part of a local and a global community.
Pictured above (L-R) are: Rita Madden – Co-Ordinator Midlands Living Links; Eileen Whelton – Facilitator Midlands Living Links; Josephine Rigney – Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention – HSE Laois/Offaly; Declan Harvey – Chairman Tullamore Municipal District; Phil Robinson – Facilitator Midlands Living Links.