On May 6th 2017, I'm walking in Darkness Into Light Phoenix Park ...part of a global movement to raise awareness and funds for the prevention of suicide and self harm.
As many of you are aware I lost my brother Ciaran through suicide on the 6th January 2016 therefore this is a very personal subject for myself and my family.
I'll never forget the time and where I was when I got that phone call.. It's something I'll never forget and the exact words that was said to me..
It was the single, worst moment in my life and I cannot begin to describe the emotional pain and how heart breaking it is to lose someone you love through suicide.
For some there may be obvious reasons why someone took their own life such as relationship or financial pressure, drug abuse or if the person suffers from depression. In other cases and in our case it wasn't very obvious and as a family we will never fully understand why this happened and that's something that's difficult to live with. I do know that Ciaran made the choice to leave as he was unable to find the light at the end of the tunnel.
I only wish that things could have been different and that he could have had the courage to tell someone what he was going through or found support through places like Pieta house.
The funds I raise will enable Pieta House to provide life-saving support to those living in the shadows and also support other organisations doing similar work around the world.
Please support my efforts with a donation to Pieta House. Every euro makes a BIG difference and I would be very grateful for anything that you can afford however big or small..
Thank you in advance for your support to end suicide and self harm.