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17-11-2012

Saturday Seminar on Suicide in Ireland

This event, chaired by MEP Gay Mitchell and hosted by the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland takes place on Saturday 17th November from 10am-12pm at the European Parliament Information Office, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. For enquiries and bookings, please contact Gráinne at grainne.delaney@europarl.europa.eu

 
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Saturday Seminar on Suicide in Ireland

hosted by the

Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland

School of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis
(www.logotherapyireland.com)

SUICIDE AND THE SEARCH FOR MEANING
Answers from Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy

Chair:  Mr Gay Mitchell, MEP

Guest speakers:

Mr Dan Neville, TD (Irish Association of Suicidology)
Professor Ivor Browne (Consultant Psychiatrist)
Keynote address:  Dr Stephen J. Costello, Director of the Viktor Frankl Institute
'Saying Yes to Life in Spite of Everything'


Prof. Dr Viktor E. Frankl (1905-1997) was an Austrian psychiatrist, neurologist, Holocaust survivor, founder of 'logotherapy' and author of the internationally acclaimed Man's Search for Meaning.  In Vienna he set up youth counselling centres which saw the rate of suicide drop drastically and in Auschwitz he set up suicide watches as well as counselling 3,000 women a year who were prone to suicide.  In all cases he offered his meaning-centred therapy with huge success.