Buncrana conference looking at road safety and suicide

A conference exploring the two biggst causes of deaths among young people is continuing today in Buncrana.

The event at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, coordinated by the Irish Association of Suicidology is exploring the theme “The Road Ahead – Safer Journies and Positive Perspectives”, looking at road safety and suicide.

Practicioners on both sides of the border have been joined by experts from Australia to share knowledge and perspectives on both issues.

Road safety dominated the agenda yesterday, with suicide and positiver youth mental health the focus today.

While he was mayor of Buncrana, Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn began the process of getting the conference organised following representitives from a suicide prevention group in the town. He says it's an important event from which a lot can be learned..........

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