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After 29 deaths by suicide, Samaritan signs are going up at all railway station platforms

It’s hoped the signs will encourage people to seek help from the Samaritans if they need someone to talk to.
Jan 12th 2015, 10:04 AM 6,477 14

SIGNS WITH THE Samaritan’s contact details are being put up on every rail station platform in the country.

It comes after Irish Rail announced that there have been 29 fatalities on the railways attributed to self harm over the past four years.

The new suicide prevention initiative will encourage people to seek help from the Samaritans if they need someone to talk to.

If you need someone to talk to, contact:

  • Console 1800 247 247 – (suicide prevention, self-harm, bereavement)

  • Aware 1890 303 302 (depression anxiety)

  • Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email mary@pieta.ie - (suicide, self-harm, bereavement)

  • Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)

  • Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s)

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