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Last week’s article addressed the early warning signs of mental health issues, published just hours before the devastating tragedy of the Hawe family emerged. Since then we as a community and a nation feel a sense of tragic loss, immersed in disbelief but touched by the uncomfortable notion that this could be anybody’s story; nobody knew, nobody could have guessed, and nobody can comprehend the unimaginable horror in that home.

We do know the wider facts and statistics about mental health, but I wonder do we realise what they mean? Do we realise how the statistics translate into everyday realities at home, at work or when we are out socialising?  Do we know where or how to get help?

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