The Irish police also confirmed that a body had been found in the town of Wicklow, south of Dublin, and a call for clues about the whereabouts of the youngster, who had been missing since last Thursday, had been ended. Shane, who was reported missing Thursday, was one of O’Connor’s four children. According to his mother, Shane had been in a clinic in Dublin, Ireland for about a week, where he was under surveillance for mental health problems. He escaped from the clinic on January 6th and has been missing since then.
Sinead O’Connor, who achieved international fame in 1990 with the hit “Nothing Compares 2 U”, had struggled with mental illness herself in the past, but has been concentrating on her music for some time.
Anyone who has suicidal thoughts should turn to people they trust. Talking about the thoughts often helps to clear them up, at least temporarily. Anyone who is open to other offers of help can contact the telephone counseling service: They offer quick first aid and refer doctors, advice centers or clinics. If you or someone close to you is affected by depression, please contact the telephone pastoral care in Austria free of charge on 142.
The Austrian suicide prevention portal www.suizid-praevention.gv.at provides information on help offers for three target groups: people with thoughts of suicide, people who are worried about other people in this regard, and people who have lost loved ones to suicide. The portal is part of the Austrian suicide prevention program SUPRA of the Ministry of Health.