The charity was very pleased to be invited to attend the Irish Association of Suicidology Annual Conference in Sligo on Tuesday 5th October. The aim of this years conference was to explore the complexity of deliberate self-harm, to try to give a better understanding of the relationship of deliberate self-harm to completed suicide. The conference also looked at the role of the media in copycat deliberate self-harm and the management and prevention of deliberate self-harm
Attending the conference on behalf of the charity was Nikita Loughran, Cathy Hanna and Damian Boyle who spoke at the event.
Damian was asked to speak at the event following his appearance on ‘Breaking the Silence’. Damian spoke about his own personal journey through self harm and the support he received at the time from the a Niamh Louise Foundation,. He also spoke of his experience with psychiatry and other statutory services.
Also speaking at the event was Dan Neville TD, President of the Irish
Association of Suicidology, and Patron of the Irish Association of Suicidology, President of Ireland, Mary Mc Aleese.
Damian also had the opportunity to meet with the President after the event.
Well done Damian!