Suicide and Mental Health Awareness Evening

The Ted Clarke Trust working with PIPS Charity are hosting a Suicide and Mental Health Awareness Evening at Shamrock Park on Friday 14th March. The FREE session is aimed at coaches, mentors, volunteers and fans giving them the knowledge to spot the signs of someone feeling suicidal. The evening commences at 6.30pm until 8.30pm, there are currently a few spaces available. Anyone wishing to avail of this is asked to email there interest to community@portadownfc.co.uk

The following are a few stats regarding suicide in Northern Ireland –

More people die of suicide than are killed on the roads
Males suicide rate five times higher than females
Suicide kills one million people a year worldwide
One person takes their own life every 40 seconds

More people die of suicide each year than war and murder combined
The critical age males take their own lives is 25-29
The critical age females take their own lives is 50-59
Alcohol abusers one of highest risks of taking their own lives
We must get to know the suicidal risk factors