PIPS balloon launch

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PIPS Upper Bann will be holding their annual balloon release to mark World Suicide Prevention Day on Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm at the YMCA, Carnegie Street in Lurgan.

A total of 303 Pink and blue balloons (the number of suicides in Northern Ireland in 2013) will be released by PIPS Upper Bann and bereaved family members and friends to remember those in our community who have died through suicide and to help work in solidarity to prevent further deaths.

This is an event that is very moving and poignant as bereaved families and friends gather to remember their loved ones and to acknowledge their pain and loss.

PIPS Upper Bann is a local suicide support charity who aim to create awareness and understanding of suicide and self-harm, to support those affected and to improve 
the mental health and emotional well-being in our community