We are a team of ordinary people creating something extraordinary, a world with an open heart, ready to listen, equipping people to respond, support and help.
Who We Are?
‘Ohana is the Hawaiian term meaning ’family’, in an extended sense of the term, including blood-related, adoptive or intentional.’
We are a group of like-minded individuals from all over Ireland. We come from various walks of life and ages. Our goal is to reduce the suicide rate by promoting, protecting and preserving life. We understand there are many excellent charities that perform incredible work in this regard. We wish to neither replace nor replicate their admirable endeavour. Our focus is primarily on changing the conversation around suicide in this country and beyond.
How We Will Do This?
We provide education that will enable the participant to identify the signs that someone may be suicidal, to employ the correct language in asking the appropriate questions and to ultimately direct that person to the appropriate help.
It can be summarized as ‘Show you Care, Ask the Question, Make the Call’. We believe that this simple and engaging tagline encompasses all assessments and will save lives.
Someone close to you, RIGHT NOW, could be making the decision to take his or her own life. They have reached the point where they believe that suicide is the only option. It could be anyone, a sibling, one of your parents, a colleague, an employee, an uncle or a friend. You may ask the question ‘Who takes their own life?’ Look in the mirror, look around you. Suicide does not discriminate.