ASAP speakers to remind public it's good to talk
ASAP (Ashbourne Suicide Awareness Prevention) group will be staging an evening of talks at the Ashbourne House Hotel this evening (10th March), 8pm. The theme for the evening is 'It's time to talk.'
Among the speakers will be Rory O'Connor or 'Rory's Stories' fame and Jack Kavanagh, a local man who suffered life-altering injuries in an accident some years ago and who lives in the area. Also due to speak at the event is Sharon Doherty from 'Sharon Doherty Fitness.' She will be emphasising the benefits of a regular exercise schedule.
ASAP was launched last year and the group aims to highlight the message that suicide doesn't have to be an option and that there are many people out there with the expertise and knowledge only too willing to guide others from darkness into light.
The group have been placing posters on poles throughout Ashbourne to emphasise the point that help is a available to those who are suffering from mental health issues.
"The idea of the posters to encourage people to talk," said local man Eugene Kennedy who is one of the driving forces behind ASAP.