Friday 9 December 2016

'Please Don't Go' - Tipperary woman's poignant song on Ireland's mental health crisis

Published 09/05/2016 | 15:25

A young Tipperary woman's song about Ireland's mental health crisis is gaining popularity online, having already racked up 25,000 views on Facebook in less than a day.

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Lorrha native Megan O'Meara penned and sang a heartfelt song to highlight the plight of suicide in Irish society.

Her song 'Please don't go' highlights how important it is to speak out when going through a difficult time.

The health care assistant published the video to her Facebook account last night, where it has been shared more than 400 times.

"I'm not usually one to put up a status like the following but I feel like this is something that i wanted to share," she wrote.

"More than 120,000 people took part in darkness into light last night to raise money for Pieta House and help prevent suicide.

Everyone has been effected by suicide as rates increase each year. Families and friends are left heartbroken every day as they say goodbye to a loved one who has been taken before their time. Mental health is a serious issue that needs to be a priority in our society, so that we can help and support those who are suffering in silence."

Samaritans can be contacted on Freecall 116 123, by texting 087-2609090 or by emailing jo@samaritans.org

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