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10th Sep 2016

VIDEO: Simon Sharples’ story – and the importance of destigmatising mental health problems

Simon Sharples


Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.

If you are aged 20-49 in Ireland and the UK, you are more likely to die of suicide than any other cause of death.

For World Suicide Prevention Day, reader and contributor Jonny Sharples spoke about the death of his brother, Simon, who took his own life in 2014.

Jonny and his family are dedicated to getting more men talking about their mental health, and so are we.

This article first appeared over on

If you’re living in Ireland ever need to talk about your mental health, here’s a list of the resources available to all of us.

Should you feel compelled to, you can make a charitable donation in Simon’s name here.

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