Further to the 16 reported suicides in the past fortnight in Cork.
Former Cork hurler and mental health activist Conor Cusack talked yesterday to PJ Coogan on Cork’s 96FM.
Via Irish Examiner
Among those to have died by suicide in the city in recent weeks include an 18-year-old scout from Greenmount, and two of his friends, a 15-year-old girl from Ballyphehane and a 17-year-old girl, a fifth-year student, from Rochestown.
An 18-year-old boy from Mayfield, a 20-year-old man from Togher, and a 44-year-old woman from Ballyphehane are also suspected to have died by suicide in recent days.
The rate of suicides in the city and county is almost twice the national average.
Mr Cusack called for the establishment of a 24/7 “emotional wellbeing centre” in the city to support those at risk of suicide, and said society needs to remove the stigma associated with mental health.
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