Last Saturday, 22nd April 2023, the second seminar of the Diocesan MindMatters programme was held at the Rochestown Park Hotel. Professor Ella Arensman and Dr Eve Griffinn from the National Suicide Research Foundation spoke on the subject of mental health and suicide.
Professor Arensman highlighted significant trends and the importance of dealing with the causes of suicide. Dr Griffin spoke on the experience of people whose family members, friends and colleagues who had taken their life and the different support opportunities that are available.
The Rev. Terry Mitchell, Diocesan Further Education Officer commented:
I would like to thank all those who were able to attend as well as Professor Arensman and Dr Griffin for an informative and stimulating seminar that raised a lot of important questions around the subject and was helpful in looking at different ways we can respond to those impacted by suicide.