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Free Roscommon event on suicide bereavement and supports

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Free Roscommon event on suicide bereavement and supports

By 19th July 2023No Comments

HUGG, the national suicide bereavement charity, will hold a FREE information event called “Finding Hope and Healing After Suicide” in Roscommon next month.

The charity, which is dedicated to helping adults bereaved by suicide, says the event will be beneficial to anyone bereaved by suicide, whether the bereavement occurred recently or at an earlier point in their life.

It will also be helpful to anyone supporting someone bereaved by suicideeither professionally or personally.

For every 1 person who dies by suicide it is estimated that 135 people are affected by the death. This equates to more than 60,000 individuals who may be impacted by suicide in Ireland every year.
Bereavement by suicide shares characteristics with other bereavements but it is also different. The findings of the Irish National Suicide Bereavement Survey* show that many people who experience grief after a suicide feel stigma and personal shame, which leads to increased social isolation following the death of their loved one, as well as avoiding speaking to others about their loss.
Talking and being in the company of others who understand your grief can help.

What to expect at the FREE Roscommon event:

– Guest speaker Bryan Nolan, grief & loss specialist 1.30pm.

– Fiona Tuomey, CEO & Founder of HUGG, will share her lived experience of suicide loss, along with information around suicide bereavement and supports available.

– Coffee, cakes and compassionate conversations.

Members of the HUGG Team, Arlene Hanratty and Marie McKeon will also be there to welcome people along.

This is a free event and there is no need to register. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

HUGG provides information, signposting, resources, and suicide bereavement support groups nationwide. Anyone over 18 who has been bereaved or affected by suicide can get information and support by visiting or if you have any questions contact Arlene by email: or phone: 086 2714515.

For information on other bereavement related supports and services please follow this LINK.



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