Jeremy O’Dwyer

Suicide – A Survivor’s Perspective

1.30 – 2.15pm


Jeremy provides a candid account of living with depression, kept secret from his wife, while holding down a successful career. Undiagnosed for many years, he finally received treatment when suicidal thoughts became his norm. He shares contributory factors, impact, and reactions, ending with hope – as recovery is possible.

About the Speakers

Jeremy is 64 years old, married for 32 years with two grown-up sons. He worked in export sales in shoe manufacturing before redundancy resulted in a career change into public sector business management. He now uses his experience of mental illness and suicide, delivering motivational talks and suicide prevention training.