HSE set up helpline after Gallagher sisters' deaths

HSE set up helpline after Gallagher sisters' deaths
Erin (left) and Shannon Gallagher

The HSE has set up a helpline for parents in Co. Donegal who may be concerned for their children following the death of 15-year-old Shannon Gallagher.

Shannon, the older sister of Erin Gallagher, from Ballybofey, died by suicide last night.

Her death comes just six weeks after 13-year-old Erin took her own life, amid allegations that she had been bullied online.

Ireland has one of the highest suicide rates in Europe.

Communications officer with Spunout.ie - Ian Power - said it is vital that young people, who may be feeling depressed, seek help:

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