FROM THE EDITOR
Hi it’s nice to be back at work after a week off on holiday with my children.
And I’m glad I’m back to talk about a topic that’s very close to my heart- suicide.
As you’ll see on the front page and read on page 4, the number of people taking their own lives in this country in on the increase.
My brother committed suicide 15 years ago, leaving four children behind, so I know firsthand the impact such a decision can have.
I’ve always been open to talking to people about his death.
He was suffering and thought he had no way out and no one to turn to. It’s a feeling not unique to him. We need to stand up, listen and talk about suicide, because keeping quiet isn’t working.
Those who feeling they have no other option but to take their own lives need to know there’s people out there willing to help, that won’t judge them for their thoughts.
Let’s work together to find a solution.
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