Lisheens House helped my son realise suicide wasn’t the answer

About half of the 500 people helped every year by a Skibbereen-based suicide prevention charity are young people – and that number is increasing every year  

A WEST Cork mother is certain her teenage son would have taken his life by suicide were it not for the support of charity Lisheens House.

The Skibbereen-based suicide prevention charity offers free counselling throughout the region for those with mental health issues.

Run by Mick Kearns and Noreen Murphy, they say that around 50% of the 500 people they help with counselling each year are young people – a figure that’s growing all the time.

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