A CALL is being made for Mid & East Antrim Council to help “save and improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in our Borough”.
A motion has been tabled for Monday’s main monthly council meeting in Ballymena.
The Notice of Motion proposed by Deputy Mayor Councillor Beth Adger, seconded by her DUP party colleague Alderman Tommy Nicholl, reads: ‘This Council is deeply concerned by the suicide rates and mental health
problems in Mid and East Antrim.
‘Too many young lives are being lost through drug and alcohol abuse, leaving families devastated.
‘There are excellent organisations already working in the Borough to help address these issues. Through our Community Plan, this Council must commit to joining with our partners to tackle the problems contributing to suicide and mental health problems, in order to save and improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in our Borough.’