Suicide awareness group addresses Buncrana councillors

Buncrana District Council has pledged to support a new organisation aimed at preventing suicide in any way it can. BCCS, Buncrana Community Combatting Suicide made a presentation to members at their meeting this week.

At the core of the presentation was an emotional talk from Janice Doherty, whose daughter Rachel took her own life 15 months ago at the age of 17.

She spoke of how difficult it is to carry on day to day life, and the importance of strong supports locally.

Denise Gallinagh-Wood is a member of the group's steering committee - She says promoting positive mental health is a key objective.