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Borough’s buildings are lit in orange on eve of World Suicide Prevention Day

Useful numbers: Don't suffer in silence

Buildings in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon are lighting up orange again tonight (Saturday), ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day.

The ABC council is supporting the special awareness day on Sunday, September 10, by illuminating Armagh Gaol, Banbridge Old Town Hall and Craigavon Civic Building over this weekend.

Every year, more than 274 people die by suicide and many more are affected by suicidal thoughts.

Northern Ireland has the UK’s highest suicide rate, with latest figures reporting that six people per week here take their own lives.

For more information visit:

http://www.mindingyourhead.info/

And if you need to talk to someone, there are always people and agencies there to help.

The following can all be contacted:

Lifeline
0808 808 8000
Deaf and hard of hearing – Textphone users can call Lifeline on 18001 0808 808 8000

Samaritans helpline
Freephone 116 123

Social services out of hours duty social worker
028 9504 9999

Southern out of hours GP
028 3839 9201
After 6pm and all day Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays

Action Mental Health (MensSana)
028 3839 2314

PIPS Newry and Mourne
028 3026 6195

PIPS Upper Bann
028 3831 0151

Niamh Louise Foundation
028 8775 3327

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Programme
028 3833 1485

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