Over 800 people die by suicide on the island of Ireland each year. That is 800 families and communities devastated; 800 lives cut short. Cycle Against Suicide aims to change this by beginning a conversation about mental health and getting the message that ‘it’s ok not to feel ok; and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help’ into schools, businesses and communities throughout the island of Ireland.
On the morning of May 3rd Jim Breen and the Cycle against Suicide group spoke to the entire Coláiste Phobal community with their main message being ‘it’s ok not to feel ok; and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help’ . The group were high energy, high spirits and the students thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Roscrea is very fortunate in that Pieta House has a base in the town and was represented in the gym along with other help/support groups present. We at Coláiste Phobal are very fortunate also to have excellent counsellors and also probably the coolest School Chaplain in the country in Fr. Lorcan!!!! Don’t be alone, don’t suffer in silence… Ask for help.