South Down MP commends suicide awareness strategy

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has congratulated the Suicide Down to Zero campaign on launching a new strategy to save lives in the Newry, Mourne and Down area.

Speaking to Newry Times, the South Down MP said, “I was pleased to speak this morning at the launch of the launch of Suicide Down to Zero’s strategic plan for the years ahead.

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“There can be few families and people in our society who have not been touched with the pain of suicide either directly or indirectly.



“Suicide Down to Zero is now building on the fantastic work it has already done on raising awareness around suicide and has now launched this strategy aimed at saving lives by reducing the numbers of people who die by suicide in the Newry, Mourne and Down area to zero.



“This seven-point plan aims to support groups and individuals who are working in the field of suicide prevention and ultimately save lives.

“I want to commend everyone working to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention and to remind people there is always help out there and there is always hope,” he added.



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