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NOSP: Its Ok To Ask For Help.

: 10/14/2016 - 16:36

People with suicidal thoughts are being reminded its ok to ask for help.

New figures by the National Office for Suicide Prevention shows there were 487 deaths by suicide in 2013.

It also found that more than 8,790 people involved in self-harm turned up at hospitals around the country last year.

The Government is aiming to see a 10% reduction in the rates of suicide by 2020:

Director of the National Office for Suicide Prevention Gerry Raleigh says alot of work is done in conjunction with Gardaí and the GAA to achieve this:

NEWSTALK1621100.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

 

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