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Description
Aware is a national voluntary organisation and registered charity, working to defeat depression and help prevent suicide. The organisation was formed in 1985 by a group of interested patients, relatives and mental health professionals. More than 300,000 people in Ireland suffer from depression. Every year, over 10,000 people are admitted to Irish psychiatric hospitals with a depressive illness. In severe and under-treated cases, depression can lead to suicide.

Aims and Objectives
To provide emotional support to those suffering from depression and their families.
To foster an increased public awareness about the nature, extent and consequences of depressive illness.

Services
  • Locall helpline 1890 303 302
  • Support groups in over 60 locations throughout the country for both sufferers and relatives
  • Beat the Blues secondary schools education programme
  • Free information service
  • Monthly lecture series
  • Mail order book service
  • Aware quarterly magazine

Contact
  Aware,
72 Lower Leeson Street,
Dublin 2.
Tel: 01 - 661 7211
Helpline: 1890 303 302
Fax: 01 - 661 7217
Email: info@aware.ie
Web: www.aware.ie
 

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