Rory McIlroy supports suicide prevention charity on Twitter

Rory McIlroy is set to support the Niamh Louise Foundation which helps people who have suicidal thoughts and who struggle with mental health issues.

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Tue, 31 May 2022
Rory McIlroy supports suicide prevention charity on Twitter

Rory McIlroy is set to give valuable support to the Niamh Louise Foundation, a suicide prevention charity based in Dungannon, Northern Ireland.

The Northern Irishman received a request on Twitter from a lady called Sharon Gallagher. Gallagher asked McIlroy if he could support their fundraising auction on October 15.

Gallagher explained that the foundation occasionally struggles with funding, so the 33-year-old kindly replied and offered his services.

"Hi Sharon. Pleased to send something for your auction or raffle. Should I send to the address on your website?" McIlroy responded with a tweet of his own.

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The Niamh Louise Foundation aims to help people with worrying thoughts of suicide and self-harm, providing love and understanding regardless of age, sex, religion or ethnicity.

Many young people have spoken about the positive effect that the charity has had on their mindset, relieving them of trauma and helping them realise that mental health is as important as physical health.

The charity offers a full mental health first aid kit on their website with descriptions of suicide, depression, anxiety disorder and psychosis. The kit offers guidance on recovery and early intervention.

McIlroy expressed his desire to send help for the charity's auction in the same week that he is set to tee it up at the Memorial Tournament on the PGA Tour.

The four-time major champion has performed solidly in 2022. In just eight starts, he has recorded five top-10 finishes which includes a runner-up spot at The Masters and eighth at the US PGA Championship.



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