Ireland has the highest rate in Europe for young girls taking their own lives
I am serious I tell her. Really serious.
And I had asked her why she thought this was the case.
And she is serious. “Here’s maybe why-” she says:
She cry-laughs at the periods (they’re no joke though. No, I know, God.) She cries properly. Spent.
Will it change?
Honestly? I don’t know. But I have hope. I do, even though I am also afraid. And have been afraid, and attacked and judged and dismissed. But she is a very, very bright part of our future. I know many like her. They are like sunrises.
We have the loveliest young people walking among us, they are wise, they see, they hear. They are relying on us until they can take over.
Will it change? Will we?
She’s given me permission to share this of course. I’ve left out most of the f&%s but think the energy of her spirit certainly survived! As it will, no doubt.
The Samaritansare also there to assist as are Pieta House.
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