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Sinéad O’Connor criticises Irish authorities after death of son Shane

death of Alexander Tekle, who died a few months after turning 18 and less than a year after arriving in the UK, was a tragedy, the Westminster coroner Bernard Richmond said. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Social workers struggled to provide effective help for Alexander Tekle, one of four friends who all killed themselves, coroner saysOverworked social workers struggled to put in place effective measures to support a vulnerable Eritrean teenager seeking asylum who went on to kill himself, an inquest has concluded.The
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jan/09/sinead-oconnor-criticises-irish-authorities-after-death-of-son-shane

singer announced the news of Shane’s death on social media on Saturday, writing: “My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God.In the UK and Ireland, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org or jo@samaritans.ie. Singer says 17-year-old left hospital while ‘on suicide watch’ and condemns Irish health service and family agencySinéad O’Connor has criticised the Irish authorities after the death of her 17-year-old son, Shane, whom she alleges left hospital while “on suicide watch”.The In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org.
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jan/07/eritrean-teenager-who-killed-himself-in-uk-lacked-right-support-inquest-finds

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