As You Know, I have been campaigning that All Our Gardai & Police Officers be trained in Suicide Awareness and in how to approach a Suicidal Driver.
However I have learnt, that training in Suicide Awareness is extremely necessary for All First Responders also.
Our First Responders in the fire and ambulance services in Ireland, are very often
the first to the scene of a incident where someone has indicated an intention to take their own life.
It wasn’t until I spoke with one of these first responders at a conference ,that I realised the gap in training that exists for them in this area also.
I spoke with Emergency Services Ireland about the Huge Need for Suicide Awareness Training for their Great Members: