Published Wednesday, 17 October 2012
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While more work is needed to tackle the issue of suicide in Northern Ireland, high numbers of incidences - many involving young men - in north and west Belfast have been well documented.
But problems in the east of the city seem to have flown under the radar, until it emerged that seven suicides had been reported in the area in just ten days.
Eight weeks ago, Margaret Dunbar's youngest brother Stephen took his own life.
He had been struggling to cope with the loss of another member of the family, after Margaret's brother Jonathan took his own life in February last year. He sunk into a deep depression.
Everybody's devastated. It just left everybody shattered.
"There was only a year between them," Margaret told UTV Live Tonight.
"They did everything together. And when Jonathan went ... Stephen died too. He just wasn't the same any more. His whole attitude changed and he couldn't hack it.
"He didn't get the help he needed."
Across Northern Ireland, the number of suicides has doubled in the last decade - on average 300 people take their own lives each year.
In east Belfast, a volunteer for Survivors of Suicide told UTV more grassroots support is vital.
"We need to reduce the stigma that's attached to suicide in east Belfast," Claire Curran said.
"We need to make people aware of support that is available and how they can access it, and we need to have more support on the ground for people in crisis when they need it."
It's not just about the individuals, it's about equipping us as a community to respond when people speak out and to make sure that we listen and we act and we act decisively and comprehensively.
Dr Rooney, Public Health Agency
Dr Eddie Rooney from the Public Health Agency told UTV that suicide is an extremely serious issue which the agency and the Department of Health are working hard on.
"Too many lives are being lost through suicide and we're working together with communities to get those figures down," he said.
"Until we see figures coming down in suicide, we believe more needs to be done."
He said the agency had been working closely with the east Belfast community in order to identify how best to tackle the problem.
Lifeline telephone: 0808 808 8000
East Belfast community counselling telephone: 02890 460489
"We need to get to the roots of the issues in mental health that are driving high levels of suicide and turn that down," Dr Rooney said, adding that it is crucial to get anyone feeling suicidal to speak out.