Gardai urge people in need of support to seek it

Gardai in Donegal are urging anyone feeling suicidal or depressed to get in touch with them or seek help elsewhere if they are in need of support.

In an online initiative this week prompted by the designation of the third Monday in January as ‘Blue Monday’, gardai say their own District Offices are open 24/7, and also outline other services that are available.

Sgt Charlene Anderson says it’s important that people know help is available……..

Support service details –
For immediate support especially if you are in suicidal distress, please call Pieta. Ending Suicide. Beginning Hope on their 24/7 Freephone crisis helpline 1800 247 247 or text ‘HELP’ to 51444 (standard message rates apply)
Text 50808 is a free, anonymous 24/7 support service funded by the HSE.
Crisis volunteers are available 24/7 to listen and offer support. Free-text ‘TALK’ to 50808 for support.
North West STOP-Suicide Prevention offer a free counselling service and they may be contacted by calling or texting 086-7772009.
Please always feel free to contact your local Garda District Headquarters 24/7 should you need someone to talk to or if you need information on support services. Our door is always open. 🤝
☎️Letterkenny 074-9167100
☎️Milford 074-9153060
☎️Buncrana 074-9320540
☎️Ballyshannon 071-9858530
Be kind to everyone you meet today and everyday. That smile and kind word from you might be just what they badly need!

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