A family’s tragedy: We told HSE our brother would kill himself

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The death of Caoilte O Broin highlights serious shortfalls in mental health services

The death of Caoilte O Broin highlights serious shortfalls in mental health services

The body of Caoilte O Broin was found in the river Liffey last Saturday, January 2. O Broin had suffered from mental health problems for a number of years.

He was getting treatment, but his mental health deteriorated to the point that his family locked their doors at night. They were desperate for help, but that help never came.

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Susan Mitchell

By Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell is Health Editor of The Sunday Business Post. A native of Dublin, Mitchell has won numerous awards for her coverage of Ireland’s healthcare system. Her stories have led to several national policy changes. Mitchell holds a BA from UCD and a postgraduate diploma in business studies from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

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