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New mural encourages residents to ‘Drop the mask and open up’

Thursday, 27 July 2017

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A group of young people from Limavady are bringing mental health issues and suicide prevention to the fore via a new mural located at the Backburn Path.
Participants aged between 16-25 years of the Personal Youth Development Project, funded by the International Fund for Ireland, designed and created the mural with the help of artists Carl and Donal from Urban Visuals.
The painting urges local people to 'Drop the Mask' and 'Open Up' about their emotions and problems and features the Lifeline crisis helpline number 0800 808 8000.
The participants got their inspiration for the mural from the newly formed group Limavady's Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide (LIPS).
The young people identified the spot at the Backburn Path as the ideal location for the mural due to its close proximity to two local schools, LCDI and the Roe Valley Hospital as well as its regular use by local residents to walk dogs and visit town.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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