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We need to talk about suicide

Published 20/12/2012 | 05:00

• There are so many suicides lately and the problem seems to be getting worse every day. I was at a concert on Sunday organised by Console and the sadness in the church was so palpable and unbearable.

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My son took his own life last year after having a severe nervous breakdown from which he never recovered. This was after a long fight with depression, which was initially caused by bullies when he was 15.

Depression is a severe illness – in some ways the most serious illness of all because you can't see it.

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