About ASAP Meath
Ashbourne Suicide Awareness and Prevention, also known as ASAP had its genesis in the fact that we have had tragic losses within our society through suicide. In response to this our group was set up in August 2018. We are living in a time where mental health issues have never been so prevalent. Our chairperson, Eugene Kennedy, felt helpless as a father standing on the sideline looking at what was happening around us. We are losing members of our community to suicide and many others are struggling to cope with everyday life.
Eugene was deeply saddened by it all and felt compelled to take action. Having approached a number of local people, together they formulated a group with the aim of raising awareness and creating a community that supports those in need.
The group established a mission statement focusing on creating a safe space which will raise awareness through initiatives in education and information and to inspire those who are suffering to seek the help they urgently require.
ASAP is still in its infancy, but there is no doubt that the groundswell of goodwill and support we have received will propel us towards our goal of achieving positive mental health in our community.
ASAP will strive to Educate, Inform and Inspire our community in the pursuit of achieving positive mental health, whilst adhering to norms of best practice in the sector.
LETS TALK ABOUT DEPRESSION EVEN ON OUR GOOD DAYS AND ITS OK NOT TO BE OK