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Depression, Grief & Suicide

We live in a part of the world that seems to see more than its fair share of the problems of depression, grief and suicide. Sometimes they are inextricably linked, with one of these issues leading to another. Sometimes they stand alone, and that burden is heavy enough to bear.

As part of our concern for the community we live in, New Life Fellowship has organised a series of public meetings where these three topics will be dealt with by professional counsellors. Over the last number of years they have spoken at meetings here in Letterkenny dealing with these topics, and they have been well received and people have found them helpful.

Everyone is welcome to come along. The meetings will be held in the Day Centre on Oliver Plunkett Road. (1st building on the right going up Oliver Plunkett Rd. towards Main Street.) Each meeting will start at 8pm.

Dealing with Depression – Thur 4th October
Dr Stephen McAuley - Psychiatrist & Counsellor

Grief: The pain that won’t go away – Tue 16th October
Brenda Kelso - Educational Psychologist & Counsellor

Suicide: When Hope Runs Out
Tue 30th October
Dr Andrew Collins - Psychiatrist & Counsellor

We live in a culture where these three issues are often swept under the carpet. We don’t like to talk about them. We sometimes don’t even like to admit that we have a problem. And we don’t know how to deal with them. Well-meaning but insensitive friends tell you to pull yourself together, and to get on with life. Yet it isn’t that easy.

These meetings are not just for those who are facing these issues directly, but for all who would like to be of help to a friend or family member who is struggling with them. We don’t know what the future holds, and unfortunately, the sad reality is that most of us will find ourselves needing to know more about these issues in order to be ready to help those who may need a friend to talk to.

As a church we long to see people finding hope, meaning and purpose in life again.

Mark Loughridge –