Suicide Prevention Authority - Government Lobbying Campaign
More people die by Suicide in Ireland every day than die on our roads, yet suicide prevention gets only a fraction of the amount of funding that is spent on road safety. And so, the reality for many in crisis is a lack of services when they need them most.
3Ts has called on successive governments to tackle the issue of Suicide in Ireland and believes that only a Suicide Prevention Authority similar in structure to the Road Safety Authority (RSA) can deliver an effective solution. 35,000 people signed 3Ts petition in support of our call for a Suicide Prevention Authority, yet Government continues to ignore our call.
Why a Suicide Prevention Charity?
The RSA identified shortcomings and drove a cultural shift in attitudes to road safety in Ireland, from seat belts to drink driving, infrastructural development to regulatory changes. We need a similar cultural shift on the issue of self harm & suicide. A Suicide Prevention Authority could drive & co-ordinate this, through education, infrastructure, technology, licencing & regulation, finance and beyond.
Watch our video below to find out more about why we believe a Suicide Prevention Authority can help. This video may be a few years old, but it still rings true today.