Suicide Awareness – their story

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.