Sinead O’Connor, the Irish rocker who became a staple of the sad rock that was huge in the 90’s, gave her fans a scare when she tweeted about her depression and her desperate need for medication and psychiatric help last January.   Shortly after, the bipolar singer attempted suicide for the second time, overdosing on pills. 

 

 

But there’s good news from all this gloom.  O’Connor has since made a full recovery, and has been asked to take part in The Suicide Safer event in Brighton, England.  Suicide Safer is the project of Grassroots Training, a local community interest company that works to promote suicide prevention in Brighton and Hove, England where the suicide rate for boys and men has risen five percent since 2008. The event will take place at the Latest Music Bar on September 10, marking World Suicide Prevention Day. 

Christine Brown, the director of Grassroots Training, contacted O’Connor on Twitter and asked her to join the line-up of speakers, which includes mental health professionals and Brighton and Hove deputy mayor, Anne Meadows.  The singer will be speaking via Skype about her bipolar disorder, past two suicide attempts, and how she deals with it all.   Here’s to hoping that hearing her experiences will prevent the death of any and all people contemplating suicide in attendance.

Images: Via USA Today and Belch.com

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