Speaking out on depression
Sir -- I want to thank Brendan O'Connor for his article (Sunday Independent, Dec 4, 2011). I was not aware of what happened to Kate Fitzgerald until Brendan's programme on Saturday night when he interviewed her parents and brother.
My heart goes out to Kate and her family and I think what they are doing by talking about what has happened is one of the most important issues to be talking about in the Ireland of today.
I have lived with both depression and OCD for the last 22 years and anything that can be done to really change society's attitude to mental illness should be done.