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#onekindword: start the conversation

New Street Art in Dublin City Centre by Acclaimed Irish Artist Will St.Leger #onekindword

So, we’ve made it through January.  New year’s resolutions are either a distant memory or have become a way of life.  Here at 3TS, we’d like to make 2020 a kinder more caring year. We all need a little more kindness in our lives.  It can make all the difference to our day, so we’re asking you to incorporate “One Kind Word” into your day-to-day life.  #onekindword

3Ts have teamed up with acclaimed Irish Artist & Activist, Will St Leger, who has brought this positive mental health message to life on Middle Abbey Street D1. We hope to encourage passers-by to take the time to pass on that one kind word to someone they encounter over the course of their day.

We all know how it feels when we’re having a tough time.  And we know too that when we feel like that, a simple act of kindness or one kind word, can give us that little lift and change our day for the better.  For someone going through a particularly tough time, that small kindness can make a big difference and have a lasting impact on their life.  At its extreme, we’ve all heard of people who’ve been in suicidal crisis but have been positively impacted by the kindness of strangers. 

Kindness is a quality that each of us is capable of – we know what it feels like to be kind or how good it feels when someone is kind to us.  It’s quite simple to do and. if we all do it, we can demonstrate collectively the power of kindness and the positive effect it can have on mental health, both our own and other people’s.

Will’s artwork faces directly onto the Red Line Luas track at the corner of Liffey Street and Middle Abbey Street.  You’ll see it too as you cross over from the Ha’Penny Bridge.  We want everyone to notice it – locals, tourists, workers, shoppers, anyone passing by – and we’d like you to share the message with friends and across your social media using the hashtag #onekindword.

3TS is an independent Suicide Prevention charity which promotes positive mental health and aims to provide useful resources and research to combat Suicide in Ireland.  We also seek to drive debate around the topic but most importantly, we are convinced that by equipping the general public with the right information on suicide prevention via our 3ts 3 Steps Programme and SafeTALK that we can make a difference. All of those prevention techniques do start with one kind word & a willing regard for others, which is what makes this campaign so fitting – aiming to include even one kind word a day in everyone’s life – that has to amount to something great.

We think Will has managed to communicate this quality of kindness through his artwork and we hope that it can serve as some form of inspiration to others.  So start the conversation today. #onekindword

Please follow and contribute to #onekindword on Instagram @3ts_ireland Twitter @3Ts_irl and on Facebook @3tsSuicidePrevention