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

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.

The O Broin family have accused the mental health service and the HSE of refusing to engage with them. Their criticism of the mental health service is not unique.

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