Back in the 90's I joined the Irish Association of Suicidology because of my concerns and personal experiences of people ending their lives at their own hands. Fast forward almost a couple of decades, and I find that more and more people now decide that they just don't want to live anymore, and leave behind them untold sadness and unanswered questions for bewildered loved ones.
These real people come from all walks of life, and from all age groups. But what makes me especially sad, is to see those statistics which show an ever increasing number of 'younger' people choosing to end their lives.
The question I keep asking myself is, are we quite literally 'missing something'?
Thoughts please, fellow members of the Politics.ie community?