Over the past two weeks Drumhowan GAA have hosted Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training thanks to funding from Cavan/Monaghan Connecting for Life. This Tuesday night 18th October at 8pm in Drumhowan Community Centre we will hear 3 people tell their story of suicide, depression and addiction.
Barry Aughey – Co. Founder of the Charity LA519 set up in memory of his son Luke who departed this life in May 2019 just aged 16. He tells his story of Luke and the challenges himself and his wife Deirdre experienced during their attempts to help Luke get the necessary support he needed. They realised that unfortunately there are still lots of barriers preventing teens and young adults receiving help. Factors included location, finance, lack of awareness of the supports groups, ease of access and the stigma still unfortunately attached to suicide.
Domhnall Nugent – Founder of the Let’s Face Podcast is a Antrim Hurler and former footballer who tells his story from staring with Antrim Hurlers at the age of 18 to becoming homeless and thinking about death at age 22 due to alcohol addiction and how things turned full circle coming on as a sub in Antrim’s Mc Donagh Cup win in December 2020.
Chris Kerr – GPA Welfare Officer and Antrim Goalkeeper tells his story of how depression and anxiety engulfed him after his Dad’s death. This lead to taking sleeping pills with suicidal thoughts filling his mind. Listen to his story and how he overcame it.
Domhnall and Chris will also talk about the struggle of coming back from the dreaded ACL Knee injury.
Everybody in the community is invited – please take a friend. Pre Registration is not necessary.