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AUDIO: Young man who has tried to take his own life three times says: 'I just feel like I don't want to be here any more'

Published: 6 Sep 2012 10:400 comments

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"I am hurting, I need it to stop and whether that's by ending my life or getting help, I don't know. If the help is not there then I am going to go for the first option... I don't want to be here any more".

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"I am hurting, I need it to stop and whether that's by ending my life or getting help, I don't know. If the help is not there then I am going to go for the first option... I don't want to be here any more".

The heart-wrenching words of a 21-year-old man from Maguiresbridge who researched ways to die then tried to take his own life last month for the third time. Three weeks on he feels the same way.

"I am in the same position I was in then; I just feel like I don't want to be here any more. I am tired of feeling the way I am feeling."

John (not his real name) has spoken to The Impartial Reporter just weeks after his mother made an emotional appeal through his newspaper for help with her suicidal son.

Listen to our interview with John below and read his full and frank story in today's Impartial Reporter.

Jump to first paragraph.

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