People urged to speak out on World Suicide Prevention Day

People across Ireland are being urged to talk about their problems.

That is the message to mark World Suicide Prevention Day which is underway.

A nationwide campaign called 'high tea and talk' kicks off today in conjunction with the 'Suicide or Survive' organisation, Sea Change - the National Mental Health Stigma Reduction Partnership and Newstalk.

It aims to break down the barriers associated with mental health.

CEO of 'Suicide or Survive' Caroline McGuigan said that it is important to take everyone into account.

"For some people they can go to therapy and talk, for others they might go walking and talk side-by-side so let's make sure whatever we are providing and doing we take everybody on board and we learn from eachother and I think that is the real big message today."

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