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Flynn named as the Chair of All Party Group on Suicide Prevention

26 April, 2017 - by Órlaithí Flynn

Sinn Féin MLA Órlaithí Flynn says that everyone has a role to play in breaking the stigma on suicide and mental health.

The West Belfast MLA was speaking after being named as the Chair of the All Party Group on Suicide Prevention.

Órlaithí Flynn said:

“Suicide and mental health know no boundaries of class or political allegiance. 

“As a community, we need to work together and learn from each other and support each other in the work that lies ahead. 

“The challenges are considerable but we have the talent and energy in the community to make a huge difference.

“We need a joined up mental health strategy and we need proper resourcing, fresh thinking and political will to make the change.

“Behind all the statistics are real people, and families who are still hurting and lives left shattered. 

"We all have a role to play in challenging and breaking the stigma associated with suicide and mental health.” 

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