Carrigaline Lions Book Pres to Carrigaline Library 26-6-13 Pic 01
Carrigaline & District Lions Club made a donation of Information & Reference books concerning Mental Health & Depression to Carrigaline Library recently. Pictured at Carrigaline Library, were from left, David Treacy, Librarian; Colm O’Rourke, President, Carrigaline & District Lions Club and Lions Club Member, Patrick Coughlan, Project Co-Ordinator.
(Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy)

As part of it’s ongoing commitment to the area of mental health and well being, Carrigaline and District Lions Club made a presentation of books to the public library in Carrigaline. The books cover topics relating to mental health and general well-being including protection against cancer and other illnesses. The books are part of a larger section in the library on health related matters and are available to read at the library or to borrow. They provide valuable insights into various conditions, treatments and coping mechanisms. Librarian David Treacy was delighted to receive the books and commented that they form part of a larger body of work which is very much in demand. The donation of the books was the brainchild of Lion Patrick Coughlan who organized the event and follows on from a donation by the Lions Club of similar titles to Carrigaline Community School earlier this year.

Carrigaline & District Lions Club is all too aware of the rise in the episodes of self harm and suicide that have deeply affected our community. The Club believes that part of the solution to this unfortunate trend is to raise the issue of mental health, to create an awareness of possible solutions and to help people realise that mental health needs can be discussed without embarrassment or fear of being stigmatised or judged for discussing issues facing people of all ages today. It is hoped that the books presented to the library will help to encourage people to discuss the topic of mental health and help to inform the conversation that follows.

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