's goals are to raise awareness and break the taboo surrounding suicide while providing support to those feeling suicidal or affected by suicide.
offers a violence prevention program in the schools that promotes a "philosophy of peace." Barfield says, "Our children have no frame of reference for peace, so we have to help them identify the words and character traits that represent peace.
Navan provides aid to more than 90 people who walk through their doors at Cannon Row each week and they gave 4,500 hours of counselling last year.
She said: "Peter came to see me at home and a week later he turned up again with a computer and a phone and I set up SOSAD
Navan on a wing and a prayer.
Peter Moroney, of suicide prevention and support charity Sosad
, had described the comment as "horrible" and "flippant".
Peter Moroney, founder of charity Sosad
, said the comments were "horrible" and "insensitive" He added: "You cannot be flippant when it comes to suicide.
MY dad committed suicide in July last year a nd it w as only a fter that I found out about Sosad
IF it wasn't for suicide prevention organisation Sosad
, Gerry Callan fears he wouldn't be alive today.
"I was in hospital and it was one of the nurses who told me about Sosad
One example of this is the incredible work done by Save Our Sons And Daughters (Sosad
) - an organisation that offers help to those considering suicide and those who are bereaved by it.
Liz lives in Navan, Co Meath, where she is a volunteer for Sosad
which offers help and counselling for those feeling suicidal and takes care of people who have been bereaved by suicide.
FOR Bridget, the services and support offered by Sosad
have saved her life.