Suicide Awareness, Help and Support For Irish Men sign now

This petition was set up because this needs to be spoken about. A month ago I lost my uncle to suicide. Are we the first family to be affected by suicide? No. Will we be the last to be affected by suicide? Unfortunately not. It's gotten to the stage where I cannot name a family in my area that hasn't been affected by suicide. I could not count on my fingers how many men in this area have taken their own lives over the past two years alone. Yes we have helplines but we need more. My uncle wanted help, the doctor gave him anti-depressants and sent him home. We live in a country (Ireland) where 375 males commited suicide in 2015 alone. That is 375 families affected by suicide in just ONE YEAR!

I feel like from my experience of living in the West of Ireland that there is no real help or support here for those who really need it. We have ministers for health Simon Harris,we even have a minister for Mental Health who is Helen McEntee, but what are these ministers bringing to the table to help reduce these figures. Please sign this petition to help the men of Ireland have a place to go, a place where they can talk face to face, that doesn't cost families a fortune. We need to encourage men that it is ok not to be ok. We need to beat the stigma around mental health.

Also please if you are reading this make it your goal to join the Darkness Into Light walks this year taking place all around Ireland on the 6th May. If we get 50,000 signatures this will be forwarded to the Dail and hopefully it'll be a step in the right direction in getting the attention and resources we need to help the men of Ireland.

Your signature would mean so much, thank you in advance.

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