Hundreds of Irish people, particularly young men, choose to take
their own lives every year. This web site sets out to be an independent,
useful and concrete response to this huge crisis, which devastates
thousands of people every year. This web site is founded on the
belief that it is perfectly sane to feel miserable in a crazy society
and believes we need to develop new skills to deal with new problems.
It is based on the experiences of those who suffer or have suffered
from depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
sets out to
- display alternative problem
solving techniques to suicide
- be a forum for discussing and encouraging
positive changes in mental healthcare, education and housing in Ireland
- show links to sites that
explore mental or emotional health issues with imagination and compassion
- be a resource for helpful
articles and books
- develop an on-line supportive
theblackdog.net welcomes suggestions about the layout, design and
content of this web site: your comments are welcome in the feedback
form at the bottom of this page. We're currently looking for funding for the website, which means more updates, more people becoming aware of the site and a better service.
You can send suggestions for supporting the black dog financially to
a dog's best friend
The Black Dog is delighted to receive funding and support: we publish a list of our sponsors in the link to a dog's best friend in the sidebar of your screen. We will be updating this page as funds come in.