Sunday 18 November 2018

Remember Donal's message

Inspirational teenager Donal Walsh
Inspirational teenager Donal Walsh
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Sir - With the inspirational and life-enhancing Darkness Into Light walk coming up, I think about suicide... about how it kills good people, kills hope, creates grief beyond words for those left behind.

But right now I also think about a true Irish hero, not one who fought for Ireland but who devoted the few remaining weeks of his life to spreading a simple but immensely powerful message: if you're suicidal, seek help, that no matter how dreadful your situation, how seemingly desperate or full of darkness the future looks, help really is waiting once you reach out.

May 12 is the fifth anniversary of the death of Donal Walsh, the 16-year-old Co Kerry boy who showed us all the meaning of true courage, and who reminded us of just how precious life is.

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