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Comment #4976644 by Pat Maher

Pat Maher Apr 14th 2016, 9:11 AM #

Lost my brother to suicide last November and have had my own brushes with depression/anxiety, I really applaud your bravery in posting this Doug. Its a really tough thing to say something is wrong to an individual even harder to do so on a public forum, but it is a taboo that needs to be broken down so those that are suffering can get help before its too late and those that would be left grieving if they take that awful irreversible step can be saved that pain.

Its a modern day plague in Ireland and one very little is being done about, the charities try but are underfunded and largely left to it by the government. It is shameful that so little is being done about something that is killing so many and leaves many more suffering. If you are one of these people please ask for help from your GP (route I took and am glad I did) a trusted friend/family member or one of the charities that deals with mental health issues – get the words out any way you can. You need to realise you can get better and asking for help is a real sign of strength not weakness.

Thanks again Doug

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