Wednesday 7 December 2016

Bressie to help launch new book on teenage suicide: 'See You In Two Minutes, Ma'

Published 10/05/2016 | 07:39

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Niall Breslin will take tome out from his busy schedule for a worthy cause on Wednesday.

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The Voice of Ireland star will be lending his support to a cause close to his heart as he helps launch a new book entitled See You in Two Minutes, Ma!

It was written by Linda Allen who lost her teenage son Darragh (15) to suicide, and Bressie will do the honours at the invitation-only event in the Central Hotel in Dublin.

The heartbroken mother said of the book: "An ultimately uplifting story in that it shows how survival of even the most heart-breaking tragedy can be made possible through the support of family, friends and strangers and through a loving and honest relationship.

"A series of incredible synchronicities and experiences bring me to look at the afterlife and how those who have left us may be closer than we think...

"The book explores the relationship of his local teenage friends left reeling in the wake of his choice and how music becomes a platform for them and me to meet and share our pain. The potential for the youth and their innate sensitivity what is often perhaps missed and needs to be cultivated.

"With Irish society in the grip of an epidemic of suicide, particularly among teenage boys, this in my opinion is a story that needs to be told. 

"I would hope this story may bring solace and understanding to those left behind when loved ones move on no matter how they leave."

The mental health campaigner, who has had huge success with his website Lust for Life, will be speaking about his own experiences of battling anxiety as he unveils the new book.

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