Shine a Light Suicide Awareness presents Bring Me Back Alive by Patricia McCann at Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork on 26-27 February 2016. Set in a youth centre in modern day Dublin, this award-nominated play explores teenage suicide and highlights the warning signs to look for in a person contemplating suicide, the need for more mental health services and the devastating effects that suicide has on family and friends.

Bring Me Back Alive, performed by  ‘Raising Issues’, is a conversation piece between six young people after the loss of their friend by suicide. One of the main themes is hope: to show that there is hope, there is an alternative. The play is written in as lighthearted way as possible in order to give hope to those who need it the most.

More open discussion about suicide and mental health is one way to let people know we are willing to talk about, and help, with a person’s thoughts of suicide before they become actions. We are hoping that this play will open up a conversation about mental health across many different groups in the community.’ – Ann Long, Chairperson of Shine a Light

Bring Me Back Alive is sponsored by Farranree Credit Union & The Commons Inn.

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